Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Dr. Elizabeth Schoenfelt (Director), Dr. Reagan Brown, Dr. Andrew Mienaltowski

Degree Program

Department of Psychology

Degree Type

Master of Arts


The primary goal of the current study was to re-evaluate, revise, and abbreviate alternate forms of the Situational Assessment of Leadership: Student Assessment (SALSA©) developed by Grant (2009). Archival response sets collected from individuals with extensive experience in leadership who were administered either the full-length SALSA© or Form A or B in previous studies. A total of 80 individual response sets comprised the final sample. Items were categorized by p-value and Subject Matter Expert ratings gathered from the previous study. Items were then selected based on a combination of difficulty and item-total correlation (ITC) values. Selected items were paired based on ITC, and randomly assigned to either Form A or Form B. The newly created forms yielded acceptable alpha coefficients, indicating satisfactory reliability. The coefficient of equivalence between the two forms was high, indicating that the two tests are acceptable alternate forms of the SALSA©.


Personality and Social Contexts | Psychology