A previous version of this paper was presented at the Southern Management Association meeting in Savannah, Georgia, 2011. The survey validated in this study—the Performance Management Behavior Questionnaire (PMBQ)—is copyrighted by Kinicki and Associates, Inc.
Development and Validation of the Performance Management Behavior Questionnaire
Article first published online: 12 NOV 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 66, Issue 1, pages 1–45, Spring 2013
How to Cite
Kinicki, A. J., Jacobson, K. J. L., Peterson, S. J. and Prussia, G. E. (2013), Development and Validation of the Performance Management Behavior Questionnaire. Personnel Psychology, 66: 1–45. doi: 10.1111/peps.12013
- Issue published online: 13 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 12 NOV 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 23 SEP 2012 08:58PM EST
This study integrates literature on performance management and organizational behavior with input from managers to develop a 27-item measure of performance management behavior. We used 8 samples, including multisource data, to develop a reliable multidimensional scale that replicated across samples. The scale demonstrated content validity, both convergent and discriminant validity, and incremental validity, and criterion-related validity was established through the scale's relation with measures of management effectiveness and job attitudes. Overall, this study suggests that the Performance Management Behavior Questionnaire (PMBQ) is a reliable and valid measure and that performance management behaviors have important implications for both employees and organizations.