Handbook of Management Scales/Apparent sincerity
Apparent sincerity (alpha = 0.58)
The conceptualization and measurement of the political skill construct was examined and evidence was validated for the Political Skill Inventory (PSI). The results of three investigations, involving seven samples, are reported that demonstrate consistency of the factor structure across studies, construct validity, and criterion-related validity of the PSI. Four key dimensions are identified in the organizational politics literature: social astuteness, interpersonal influence, networking ability, and apparent sincerity.
Using the following 7-point scale, please place the number on the blank before each item that best describes how much you agree with each statement about yourself (1 = strongly disagree, ..., 7 = strongly agree):
- When communicating with others, I try to be genuine in what I say and do.
- It is important that people believe I am sincere in what I say and do.
- I try to show a genuine interest in other people.
- Ferris et al. (2005): Development and Validation of the Political Skill Inventory. Journal of Management, Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 126–152.
Cronbach's alpha is too low.