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Assessment Center Dimensions Predict Performance-Based Bonus in Business Management Settings  [PDF]
Leehu Zysberg
Psychology (PSYCH) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/psych.2012.36071
Abstract: This study sought to add to the literature on the validity of Assessment centers (ACs) by first examining the factorial structure emerging from observers’ dimension ratings and then examining their predictive validity using a performance criterion often unavailable to researchers—performance-based bonus payment. A series of ACs specially designed for the selection of candidates for entry-mid tier management positions in a large financial corporate (n = 180) was used as the sampling frame. For candidates who were promoted to managerial position we gathered bonus information within 6 - 12 months of their promotion (n = 75). The dimension ratings and factorial structure of the AC were examined to reveal a 2-factor structure pertaining to cognitive and interpersonal aspects of performance. Both the original dimensions and the two factorial grades showed moderate predictive validity using performance-based bonus as the criterion: The ‘organizational commitment’ dimension best predicted bonus payment (r = .38; p < .01) and the interpersonal factorial grade best predicted bonus (standardized b = .22 p < .01), followed by the cognitive factor, after controlling for gender and tenure. The theoretical and practical implications of the findings are briefly discussed.
EVALUATING THE SERVICE QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF INDIVIDUALS ATTENDING FITNESS CENTERS IN ANTALYA ACCORDING TO AGE, GENDER AND EDUCATION
Tennur YERL?SU LAPA,Emrah BA?TA?
Pamukkale Journal of Sport Sciences , 2012,
Abstract: The aim of the study is to evaluate the service quality assessment of individuals attending fitness centers in Antalya, according to gender, age and education variables. The Population of the research consists of 1400 individuals attending two different centers of a same fitness club in Antalya city center. The Sample of the study was formed by random sampling method. According to this, study group included 170 men ( age=31.43±9.81) and 132 women ( age=30.01±9.21) making a total of 302 individuals ( age=30.81±9.56) who were attending regularly to these centers. In this study the data collection tool was the “Service Quality Assessment Scale” which consisted of 34 items and four sub-dimensions. The scale wasdeveloped by Lam (2000), adapted to Turkish language and evaluated for validity and reliability by Gürbüz et al. (2004). In data analysis, descriptive statistics were utilized for demographic variables. In order to compare Staff, Programme, Locker Room and Facility sub-dimensions of service quality assessment scale, One-way Multivariate Analysis of Variance (ONEWAY MANOVA) is used. The results of the MANOVA suggested that, according to age variable (Hotelling’s T2=.014; F(4,297)=1.062; η2=.014; p>0.05) no significant difference was found in service quality assessment scale and sub-dimensions, however, significant differences were observed according to gender (Hotelling’s T2=.034; F(4,297)=2.498; η2=.033; p<0.05) and education (Hotelling’s T2=.048; F(4,297)=3.598; η2=.046; p<0.05) variables. In conclusion, it can be accepted thatparticipants had satisfactory evaluations concerning the service quality of fitness centers that they were attending.
Assessment of cardiovascular risk of patients with arterial hypertension of a public health unit
Cesarino, Evandro José;Vituzzo, André Luiz Gomes;Sampaio, Julliane Messias Cordeiro;Ferreira, Danilo Avelar Sampaio;Pires, Heloísa Andri?o Ferreira;Souza, Luiz de;
Einstein (S?o Paulo) , 2012, DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000100008
Abstract: objective: to assess the cardiovascular risk, using the framingham risk score, in a sample of hypertensive individuals coming from a public primary care unit. methods: the caseload comprised hypertensive individuals according to criteria established by the jnc vii, 2003, of 2003, among 1601 patients followed up in 1999, at the cardiology and arterial hypertension outpatients clinic of the teaching primary care unit, at the faculdade de medicina de ribeir?o preto, universidade de s?o paulo. the patients were selected by draw, aged over 20 years, both genders, excluding pregnant women. it was a descriptive, cross-sectional, observational study. the framingham risk score was used to stratify cardiovascular risk of developing coronary artery disease (death or non-fatal acute myocardial infarction). results: age range of 27-79 years ( = 63.2 ± 9.58). out of 382 individuals studied, 270 (70.7%) were female and 139 (36.4%) were characterized as high cardiovascular risk for presenting diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis documented by event or procedure. out of 243 stratified patients, 127 (52.3%) had hdl-c < 50 mg/dl; 210 (86.4%) had systolic blood pressure > 120 mmhg; 46 (18.9%) were smokers; 33 (13.6%) had a high cardiovascular risk. those added to 139 enrolled directly as high cardiovascular risk, totaled up 172 (45%); 77 (20.2%) of medium cardiovascular risk and 133 (34.8%) of low risk. the highest percentage of high cardiovascular risk individuals was aged over 70 years; those of medium risk were aged over 60 years; and the low risk patients were aged 50 to 69 years. conclusion: the significant number of high and medium cardiovascular risk individuals indicates the need to closely follow them up.
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE MODEL FOR DIRECTORS OF RESEARCH CENTERS IN MEXICO
TRUJILLO FLORES,MARA MARICELA; RIVAS TOVAR,LUIS ARTURO;
Estudios Gerenciales , 2008,
Abstract: the objective of this article is to show the results of ie-martruj, a model designed for measuring emotional intelligence in directors of research centers (rcs), which was applied to forty-three directors of research centers in mexico . the validation model and reliability tests are described in detail, as well as the mathematical formulae used. as a general conclusion of this research, we show that: the model studied is an adequate instrument for the task proposed, and that the emotional intelligence (ei) of directors of rcs is positively associated with: motivation, self-assessment, self-regulation, empathy and social skills. also, the following hypotheses were tested with positive results: h1 - motivation, initiative, optimism and involvement are conditions positively correlated with the effectiveness of directors of rcs. h2 - self knowledge, emotional awareness, precise self evaluation and self awareness are positively correlated with each other, and are essential parts of intrapersonal intelligence. h3 - self-regulation, self control, adaptability and self awareness are positively correlated with each other, and are also part of intrapersonal intelligence. h4 - empathy, comprehension of others, development of subordinates' skills, readiness to serve, capacity to manage diversity, and political coherence exhibited by an rc director are positively correlated with each other, and are part of interpersonal intelligence. h5 - social skills exhibited by directors, that are also part of interpersonal intelligence, allow a director to exert a greater influence on the working group, facilitating communication, conflict management, leadership, collaboration, cooperation and development of team skills.
Avalia??o de ambientes educacionais infantis
Oliveira, Mariana Almeida de;Furtado, Rosangela de Assis;Souza, Tatiana Noronha de;Campos-de-Carvalho, Mara Ignez;
Paidéia (Ribeir?o Preto) , 2003, DOI: 10.1590/S0103-863X2003000200005
Abstract: due to the lack of brazilian instruments that assess the quality of childhood settings, studies that examined the reliability of two american scales (early childhood environment rating scale-ecers and infant/toddler environment rating scale-iters) were conducted in brazilian institutions. each item of each scale (ecers-37; iters-35) is rated from 1 to 7 according to specific instructions observed during group activities. groupings from custodial, public, private and university institutions were assessed and obtained: (1) satisfactory inter-rater reliability (over 85%); (2) low quality level of care in both public and custodial networks (public better than custodial care); (3) satisfactory quality level in private pre-schools and high level in the university institution. the scales discriminated among different institutional models, differentiated playrooms between each other, and pointed out deficient and satisfactory aspects in each playroom. these aspects are very important for planning improvements of the quality of education provided.
Mortes evitáveis em pacientes de trauma associadas a n?o ades?o às diretrizes de atendimento
Marson, Antonio Cesar;Grion, Cintia Magalh?es Carvalho;Ferreira Filho, Olavo Franco;Thomson, Jo?o Carlos;
Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva , 2010, DOI: 10.1590/S0103-507X2010000300002
Abstract: objectives: to evaluate patients treated for traumatic injuries and to identify adherence to guidelines recommendations of treatment and association with death. the recommendations adopted were defined by the committee on trauma of the american college of surgeons in advanced trauma life support. methods: retrospective cohort study conducted at a teaching hospital. the study population was victims of trauma > 12 years of age with injury severity scores > 16 who were treated between january 1997 and december 2001. data collection was divided into three phases: pre-hospital, in-hospital, and post-mortem. the data collected were analyzed using epi info. results: we analyzed 207 patients, 147 blunt trauma victims (71%) and 60 (29%) penetrating trauma victims. trauma victims had a 40.1% mortality rate. we identified 221 non adherence events that occurred in 137 patients. we found a mean of 1.61 non adherence per patient, and it occurred less frequently in survivors (1.4) than in non-survivors (1.9; p=0.033). according to the trauma score and injury severity score methodology, 54.2% of deaths were considered potentially preventable. non adherence occurred 1.77 times more frequently in those considered potentially preventable deaths compared to other non-survivors (95% ci: 1.12-2.77; p=0.012), and 92.9% of the multiple non adherence occurred in the first group (p=0.029). conclusions: non adherence occurred more frequently in patients with potentially preventable deaths. non adherence to guidelines recommendations can be considered a contributing factor to death in trauma victims and can lead to an increase in the number of potentially preventable deaths.
Access to information: assessment of the use of automated interaction technologies in call centers
Barth, Nelson Lerner;Meirelles, Fernando de Souza;
Revista de Administra??o de Empresas , 2011, DOI: 10.1590/S0034-75902011000100004
Abstract: with the purpose of at lowering costs and reendering the demanded information available to users with no access to the internet, service companies have adopted automated interaction technologies in their call centers, which may or may not meet the expectations of users. based on different areas of knowledge (man-machine interaction, consumer behavior and use of it) 13 propositions are raised and a research is carried out in three parts: focus group, field study with users and interviews with experts. eleven automated service characteristics which support the explanation for user satisfaction are listed, a preferences model is proposed and evidence in favor or against each of the 13 propositions is brought in. with balance scorecard concepts, a managerial assessment model is proposed for the use of automated call center technology. in future works, the propositions may become verifiable hypotheses through conclusive empirical research.
A LOOK AT THE NORTHEAST IN THE EVALUATIN OF POLOS OPEN UNIVERSITY SISTEM OF BRAZIL
Celso José da Costa,Deys Araújo da Silva,Larissa Martins Buono,Marcos Roberto Fernandes Gurgel
Revista Gest?o & Saúde , 2012,
Abstract: This study presents an extract of the "Teacher Education and Information and Communication Technologies" group participatory research, linked to the Laboratory of Educational Technology of Universidade Federal Fluminense. It evidences the creation of presence support centers to the Open University of Brazil, its centers coordinators and implementation of official evaluations of these centers in the Northeast region. Data from this survey that was conducted in three regions: South, North and Northeast were up composing a path that included interviews pre-structured, cross visits, evaluation questionnaires, monitoring in virtual environment Moodle *, reading reports and analyzes data . We going to delimit in this article an overview of the Northeast region, to situating the educational context in which the centers are located attendance, along with a brief historical context of public policies that emerged in the Open University of Brazil. The result allowed the structure, functioning and demands of the centers of the states of Maranhao, Rio Grande do Norteand Piauí participants of this research, representing the region as a whole: the profile of the 28 (twenty-eight) centers coordinators and especially the basic aspects for evaluation qualifying center. The survey also bring contributions for the qualification evaluation of the centers supporting classroom can contribute to reflections on the definition of public policies aimed at training teachers, especially those that use of distance education, such as the Open University System Brazil.
Assessment of cardiovascular risk of patients with arterial hypertension of a public health unit
Evandro José Cesarino,André Luiz Gomes Vituzzo,Julliane Messias Cordeiro Sampaio,Danilo Avelar Sampaio Ferreira
Einstein (S?o Paulo) , 2012,
Abstract: Objective: To assess the cardiovascular risk, using the Framinghamrisk score, in a sample of hypertensive individuals coming from a public primary care unit. Methods: The caseload comprised hypertensiveindividuals according to criteria established by the JNC VII, 2003, of2003, among 1601 patients followed up in 1999, at the Cardiology andArterial Hypertension Outpatients Clinic of the Teaching Primary CareUnit, at the Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeir o Preto, Universidade deS o Paulo. The patients were selected by draw, aged over 20 years,both genders, excluding pregnant women. It was a descriptive, crosssectional, observational study. The Framingham risk score was used to stratify cardiovascular risk of developing coronary artery disease (death or non-fatal acute myocardial infarction). Results: Age range of 27-79 years (x = 63.2 ± 9.58). Out of 382 individuals studied, 270 (70.7%) were female and 139 (36.4%) were characterized as high cardiovascular risk for presenting diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis documented by event or procedure. Out of 243 stratified patients, 127 (52.3%) had HDL-C < 50 mg/dL; 210 (86.4%) had systolic blood pressure ≥ 120 mmHg; 46 (18.9%) were smokers; 33 (13.6%) had a high cardiovascular risk. Those added to 139 enrolled directly as high cardiovascular risk, totaled up 172 (45%); 77 (20.2%) of medium cardiovascular risk and 133 (34.8%) of low risk. The highest percentage of high cardiovascular risk individuals was aged over 70 years; those of medium risk were aged over 60 years; and the low risk patients were aged 50 to 69 years. Conclusion: The significant number of high and medium cardiovascular risk individuals indicates the need to closely follow them up.
Medical Cerks Self-Assessment Before and After Basic Surgical Skill Training Using the Stationed Educational Method in the Clinical Skills Center Affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 2004-2008
SM Razavi,S Dabiran,M Panah Khahi,S Asefi
Journal of School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health Research , 2010,
Abstract: Background and Aim: Nowadays Clinical Skills Centers are important structural components of medical education systems globally. In these centers medical students are trained using a variety of methods and techniques, one method being teaching in structured stations. The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy of this method by comparing the students self-assessment of their own basic surgical skills before and after structured stations teaching.Materials and Methods: This quasi-experimental study was conducted in 2004-08 in Tehran University of Medical Sciences. The participants included 268 medical students at the clerkship stage; there were 3 trainer groups. The pre- and post-self assessment techniques were used to assess the learning progress. ANOVA & Paired-t and non-parametric tests were used for data analysis.Results: Irrespective of which year the students were in, self- scoring on 17 cognitive subjects and 10 procedural skills showed a significant improvement after the instruction (p<0.001). There were significant differences among the 3 trainer groups (p<0.001). Conclusion: This study suggests that teaching basic surgical skills using structured stations is effective in improving practical skills.
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