Cross-Validation of a Short Form of the Position Description Questionnaire

Stephen M. Colarelli, Stephen J. Wall, Stephen A. Stumpf

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Although several managerial job analysis questionnaires have been developed, they are not widely used in industrial situations. One reason for this lack of use may be that the available instruments tend to require one or more hours to complete. The current study reports the cross-validation of the Short Form of the Position Description Questionnaire (PDQ). A secondary analysis of data with the PDQ on a cross-validation sample of 2,280 managers indicates that the PDQ-Short Form has measurement properties similar to the PDQ and that it its stable across samples. Applications of the PDQ Short Form for individualized training, career pathing, and research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1279-1283
Number of pages5
JournalEducational and Psychological Measurement
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1982
Externally publishedYes


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