Handbook of Management Scales/Perceived delegation

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Perceived delegation (alpha > 0.7)[edit | edit source]

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Two three-item delegation scales developed and tested by Schriesheim and Neider (1988) were combined and labeled "DI" and "DII". Data and analyses from five separate samples have shown these measures to be temporally stable (i.e., to have good test-retest reliabilities) and highly reliable (to have coefficient alphas consistently in excess of .70). Additionally, in multiple hierarchically nested maximum likelihood confirmatory factor analyses, these measures have demonstrated strong convergent and discriminant validity, along with good criterion-related validity, both concurrent and predictive.

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(always = 5, very often = 4, fairly many times = 3, occasionally = 2, none of the time = 1)

  • My supervisor does not require that I get his/her input or approval before making decisions.
  • My supervisor lets me make decisions by myself, without consulting with him/her.
  • My supervisor gives me the authority to make my own decisions, without any input from him/her.
  • I ask my supervisor for information and then make job-related decisions for myself.
  • My supervisor gives me areas where I decide on my own, after first getting information from him/her.
  • My supervisor permits me to get needed information from him/her and then make my own decisions.

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