Title: The development of an instrument for measuring mental model styles with US managers

Authors: Thomas J. Chermack; Margaret Glick; John M. Cumming; Abigail J. Veliquette

Addresses: Colorado State University, USA. ' Colorado State University, USA. ' Colorado State University, USA. ' Colorado State University, USA

Abstract: This paper reports on the development and initial validation of an instrument intended to measure manager|s mental model styles. This research describes instrument development using a group of subject matter experts, and preliminary validity assessments using Exploratory Factor Analysis and Confirmatory Factor Analysis techniques. Data were collected from a sample of US managers and initial results are provided and discussed. While there is good preliminary evidence for emerging factor structures, significantly more data will need to be collected from a variety of cultural and industrial contexts to support the development of a useful instrument.

Keywords: measuring mental models; mental model styles; validity; reliability; managers; management styles.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTIP.2011.044613

International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning, 2011 Vol.7 No.3, pp.250 - 268

Available online: 30 Dec 2011 *

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