Accession Number : ADA025463


Title :   Predictors of Business Manager Success at 10 Years out of MBA.


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS


Personal Author(s) : Harrell,Thomas W. ; Harrell,Margaret S.


Report Date : 31 MAY 1976


Pagination or Media Count : 24


Abstract : Data have matured to complete a 10-year follow-up for 366 men who finished the MBA degree who had taken a psychological test battery in school aimed at manager potential. All ot these were in business. Their career progress for position held, Position Participation (a Hemphill scale of the importance of the job), Job Satisfaction, Earnings, and perception of level of Job Success was determined at 10 and at 5 years out of the MBA. Relations between criteria of business manager success and predictors of success have been determined for the extremes of earnings and other criteria. Also, the extremes of Grade Point Averages (GPA) while in the second year of the MBA have been determined for criteria of success. Relations have also been computed among the various criteria and among the various predictors. There are many significant predictors of high earnings, not so many of high job satisfaction. Comparisons of success at 10 and 5 years are interesting. High GPA shows greatest differences in earnings at 10 years, next at 5 years, and least for initial hire immediately after the MBA. (Author)


Descriptors :   *EXECUTIVES, *PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, PREDICTIONS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), STATISTICAL DATA, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, CAREERS, SALARIES, RATINGS, PERSONALITY TESTS, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, RANKING, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, BIOGRAPHIES, JOB SATISFACTION, PERSONALITY, INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS, GRADUATES, VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE.


Subject Categories : ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
      PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT AND LABOR RELATIONS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE