Novel Assessment Tools for Empirical Determinants of Direct Leadership

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: DASW01-01-P-1038
Agency Tracking Number: A013-0056
Amount: $99,656.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1975 Willow Ridge Circle, Kent, OH, 44240
DUNS: 927744888
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David DuBois
 President
 (330) 678-8958
 ddubois@compuserve.com
Business Contact
 David DuBois
Title: President
Phone: (330) 678-8958
Email: ddubois@compuserve.com
Research Institution
 UNIV. OF AKRON
 Bob Lord
 Department of Psychology
Akron, OH, 44325
 (330) 972-7018
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The overall goal of this project is to improve the assessment, diagnosis, and prediction of direct leadership. To achieve these goals, the following objectives will be addressed in Phase 1. These are: (1) conduct cognitive task analyses to define directleadership performance; (2)develop an event-based measures of performance and effectiveness; (3) utilize cognitive test design to develop new measures of job knowledge, skill, effort, and experience; (4) develop a detailed plan for validating the directleadership battery; and (5)develop requirements for software tools to support the assessment effort.The application of a principled approach to test design should result in significant improvements in the diagnostic utility and predictive validity ofdirect leadership. The resulting products should have broad potential for the assessment and development of leadership talent.

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