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Validation of the Alpha Female Inventory on a Croatian student sample


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Poduška, Josipa. (2014). Validation of the Alpha Female Inventory on a Croatian student sample. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Jelić, Margareta].

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The Alpha Female concept is a relatively new and poorly researched concept. It describes young, successful, highly motivated women who feel superior in comparison to other women and who identify themselves as leaders. The goal of this research was to translate and validate the Alpha Female Inventory (Ward, Popson, DiPaolo, 2010) on a Croatian female student sample (- = 383). Some personality measures related to leadership were used in the validation process: Generalized Self-efficacy Scale (Bezinović et al., 1985), Revised Self-monitoring Scale (Lennox i Wolfe, 1984), as well as the Student Leadership Behaviors Check List, which was constructed specifically for this research. Factor analysis resulted in three factors: Leadership, Strength and Low introversion, although there were some differences in the composition of Leadership and Strength factors in comparison to the American sample. Alpha characteristics correlate positively and significantly with leadership measures. Based on results on the Alpha female Inventory, Alpha females and non-Alpha females were identified. Alpha females evaluate themselves significantly higher on measures of self-efficacy and self- monitoring, and they engage in more leader-like behaviors in the student environment.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: alpha personality, leadership, women, self-monitoring, self-efficacy
Subjects: Psychology > Psihometrija
Psychology > Socijalna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Jelić, Margareta
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2016 07:46
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2016 07:46

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