Handbook of Management Scales/Social awareness
Social awareness (alpha > 0.70)
A multidimensional measure of feedback orientation is developed and validated. This feedback orientation scale (FOS) was developed and refined using two pilot studies and two focal studies. Across these studies, substantial support was found for a four-dimension FOS scale. The four dimensions are utility, accountability, social awareness, and feedback self-efficacy. Study 1 found substantial support for the reliability and validity of the scale. Study 2 provided support for the generalizability of results to a field sample, with five of the six hypotheses retested being supported.
Feedback orientation is defined as an individual’s overall receptivity to feedback.
Social awareness is defined as an individual’s tendency to use feedback to be aware of others’ views of oneself and to be sensitive to these views.
Administer these items using a 5-point scale from strongly disagree to strongly agree.
- I try to be aware of what other people think of me.
- Using feedback, I am more aware of what people think of me.
- Feedback helps me manage the impression I make on others.
- Feedback lets me know how I am perceived by others.
- I rely on feedback to help me make a good impression.
- Linderbaum/Levy (2010): The Development and Validation of the Feedback Orientation Scale (FOS). Journal of Management, Vol. 36, No. 6, pp. 1372-1405.