The development of an instrument for measuring mental model styles with US managers
by Thomas J. Chermack; Margaret Glick; John M. Cumming; Abigail J. Veliquette
International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning (IJTIP), Vol. 7, No. 3, 2011

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.

Online publication date: Fri, 30-Dec-2011

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