Quality and Quantity in Test Validity: How can we be Sure that Psychological Tests Measure what they have to?

Riccardo Sartori, Margherita Pasini ABSTRACT: During the twentieth century, many authors have offered their contributions to the controversial subject of test validity. Thus, the concept of validity seems to be quite a simple idea until one looks at the literature on the subject. Validity can be defined as “the degree to which the test actually[…]

Face validity in personality tests: Psychometric instruments and projective techniques in comparison

Riccardo Sartori ABSTRACT: Face validity is a controversial kind of test validity. Personality tests are divided into two big categories: projective techniques and psychometric instruments. They differ also for face validity, which influences the perception that people have of tests themselves. The article reports the scientific debate on face validity, and the results of a[…]

Describing the entrepreneurial profile: The entrepreneurial aptitude test (TAI)

Serena Cubico, Elisa Bortolani, Giuseppe Favretto, Riccardo Sartori ABSTRACT: The present article aims to illustrate metric characteristics and selected research applications of an instrument that can be used to define aptitude for an entrepreneurial profile (created in the 1990s). TAI ‘test di attitudine imprenditoriale – entrepreneurial aptitude test’ describes entrepreneurial potential with regards to eight[…]

Stress and teaching: A contribution to the enquiry on the coping strategies of teachers in Italy

Riccardo Sartori, Cristina Maria Rappagliosi ABSTRACT: The paper presents the results of a study carried out with 254 teachers from North, Central and South Italy belonging to primary and secondary schools. In the last decade, the Italian school system has experienced a series of radical changes that have forced teachers to deeply modify their methods[…]

Validation study of a model for the assessment of potential in Italian Young Professionals working in medium-sized to large companies in different business sectors

Riccardo Sartori, Annalisa Rolandi ABSTRACT: The paper presents the results of a survey carried out on the potential profiles of 1,068 Italian Young Professionals coming out from Assessment Center and Development Center activities. A review carried out on a database of potential profiles made available by GSO, which has acknowledged the potential assessments conducted by[…]

Differences between Entrepreneurs and Managers in Large Organizations: An Implementation of a Theoretical Multi-Agent Model on Overconfidence Results

Riccardo Sartori, Andrea Ceschi, Andrea Scalco ABSTRACT: The well-known research carried out by Busenitz and Barney (1997) exploring differences in the decision-making processes between entrepreneurs and managers in large organizations has been revisited and redesigned as a starting point to create a computational and theoretical Multi Agent Model (MAM) which shows differences in the decision-making[…]

Newcomer nurses’ organisational socialisation and turnover intention during the first 2 years of employment

Marco Tomietto, Cristina Rappagliosi, Riccardo Sartori, Adalgisa Battistelli ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to determine which organisational socialisation contents affect turnover intention in newcomer nurses within their first 2 years of employment. Strategies to decrease turnover are a priority for improving organisational stability, reducing costs and enhancing effective nursing care. A cross-sectional design[…]

Studying teamwork and team climate by using a business simulation: How communication and innovation can improve group learning and decision-making performance

Andrea Ceschi, Ksenia Dorofeeva, Riccardo Sartori ABSTRACT: Purpose ‐ The purpose of this paper is to investigate how dimensions related to teamwork and team climate can influence decision making and learning of teams (performance). In order to understand which factors are more effective, several relevant group and team characteristics drawn from classical literature on groups[…]