A PILOT STUDY REGARDING THE PREDICTIVE VALUE OF DIVERGENT THINKING, FLUID AND CRYSTALLIZED INTELLIGENCE AND COGNITIVE INHIBITION ON MANAGERIAL PERFORMANCE
Dimitrie Cantemir University Tg-Mures,
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Department of Psychology
The initiated pilot study identifies in a minimalist way the potential predictive indicators of managerial performance, being able to help improve the system for assessing the compatibility between the individual and this type of activity. There were identified as potential indicators of managerial performance the divergent thinking, in creativity size, the fluid and crystallized intelligence, and the cognitive inhibition. Method: The pilot study was conducted on a sample of 20 sales regional managers, all subjects were male, aged between 29-40 years. Although the number of subjects is relatively small for the type of statistical analysis proposed, there were considered compliance main selection criteria to ensure the sample homogeneity. Instruments: The first predictors proposed was the divergent thinking as dimension of creativity, measured by Barron Welsh Art Scale which is a subscale of the Welsh Figure Preference Test. We chose subjects with Regional Manager Position, to ensure that they concerned both coordination tasks and duties imposed by superior performance. The main issues arising from this study are the predictive values of the variables studied, observing that one of the strongest predictive indicators of managerial professional performance are divergent thinking and cognitive inhibition, as important as fluid intelligence and also, crystallized intelligence.
Keywords: divergent thinking, fluid intelligence, crystallized intelligence, cognitive inhibition, managerial performance.
This article can be cited as:
M. Gyorgy (2011). A pilot study regarding the predictive value of divergent thinking, fluyd and crystallized intelligence and cognitive inhibition on managerial performance. Romanian Journal of Experimental Applied Psychology vol. 2, no.1, pp. 21-28. 2011.
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