Work Orientation (Wo) and Managerial Potential (Mp) are two special purpose scales designed for the California Personality Inventory (CPI) to assess personality characteristics believed to be associated with desirable work performance behaviors and characteristics. Little research is currently available to examine the validity of these two scales. The present study is a prospective validity study in which 114 job applicants for non managerial positions in an entertainment facility were administered the CPI prior to hiring. Two-year post employment ratings of employee characteristics were used as the criteria to validate Wo and Mp. The two scales were significantly correlated to these ratings consistently, but were not related to employment status at the 2-year follow-up.
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