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This article discusses the meaning, importance, and measurement of empathy. There is a particular focus on the difference between the meaning and use of empathy in the business world, compared to a social or psychological context.
Review of "Management behavior and foreman attitude" by David N. Ulrich, Donald R. Booz, and Paul R. Lawrence . This report is the result of an 8 month case study made by a research team consisting of the three authors. The study was carried out through informal observation and interviews in a...
Two independent random samples of 100 cases yielded the finding that the items comprising the Socio-economic Status Index used by the Purdue Poll is scalable in the Guttman sense. The responses to a checklist of 300 personal problems items by a group of 646 "high status" HS students was compared...
To test the effect of variation in one partner's prestige on the interaction of observer pairs, three equated groups of 10 Ss were given the Meier Art Judgment Test twice. In the first administration, each S took the test alone. In the second administration, Group I Ss took it alone, each S in...
38 experienced vocational counselors and occupational analysts each classified each of the 240 items of the Lee-Thorpe Inventory in the field of interest in which he thought it belonged. The raters were completely or substantially in agreement with the Inventory authors with respect to the...
48 exit interviewers reported topical analyses of exit interview content. Complaints about pay were mentioned most frequently as a reason for quitting, followed by complaints about transportation, promotion, etc. It is concluded that the relatively heavy emphasis on pay and working conditions...
The probability of selecting the better of two workers on the basis of a difference in their (standardized) test scores is tabled as a function of the test's validity coefficient. The table " . . . is an effective way to illustrate the meaning of a validity coefficient to personnel people . . . ."
The relationship of the mean standard score of selected applicants to the validity coefficient and selection ratio is discussed, and presented in graphic and tabular form. With a test validity as high as .50, a selection ratio of 10%, and a criterion score ratio (ratio of best to poorest worker)...
Results are reported on Kuder interest patterns for a sampling of 1941 or prior medical, law, and business graduates. The graduates were grouped into six occupational categories: surgeons, general-practice physicians, lawyers, nonlawyer law graduates, accountants, and business school graduates...
The hypotheses were tested "that active and passive participation in the organizational functions of a group were related 1 to motivation to belong to the particular group, 2 to general tendencies to be oriented toward participating in groups, and 3 to skill in performing the tasks required by...
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