A prototype measure of interpersonal competence,
designed to measure effectiveness in dealing
with other people, was developed-the Interpersonal
Competence Instrument (ICI). The ICI is based
on the videotape presentation of scenes of subordinates
talking to a superior in a business setting.
The examinee takes the role of the superior, his or
her tape-recorded replies are assessed for effectiveness
and originality, and his or her written judgments
are evaluated for accuracy. In a pilot study
(1) the three scores for the ICI were reliable, in
terms of both interrater agreement and internal
consistency; (2) the effectiveness and originality
scores for replies were only moderately correlated
with the accuracy scores for judgments, but the two
replies scores were highly intercorrelated ; and (3)
the correlations of the scores with background measures
and other instruments, including measures of
verbal ability and accuracy in social perception,
generally supported the ICI’s construct validity.
Stricker, Lawrence J. (1982). Interpersonal competence instrument: Development and preliminary findings. Applied Psychological Measurement, 6, 69-81. doi:10.1177/014662168200600108
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Interpersonal competence instrument: Development and preliminary findings.
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