Likert, Rensis

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Rensis, U.S. social psychologist, 1903–.
Likert scale - a method of measuring attitudes.
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Lazarsfeld, who had worked with Stouffer on a project during the Depression, was a consultant to the Research Branch; other consultants included Rensis Likert of the Department of Agriculture, Hadley Cantril of Princeton, Robert Merton of Columbia University, Frederick Mosteller (a young man with an M.A.
Rensis Likert's research has demonstrated that followers judge the vast majority of leaders as benevolent authoritarians.
Blake and Mouton set out to apply the ideas of behavioural scientists such as Rensis Likert to the practice of management.
French's files in researching a chapter I wrote on the history of organizational interventions, and found that Kurt Lewin (commonly regarded as the father of action research) gives credit to Rensis Likert for the idea of action research (Highhouse, 2006).
Then Jim, along with Professor Rensis Likert, was invited to address the President's Science Advisory Committee on these findings, probably the first such discussion of human sciences before that august body.
Esta ultima opcion encuentra amplia sustentacion en los estudios y propuestas de Rensis Likert. De este autor, y de su obra, me hice eco en el manual de "Teorias de las Relaciones Sindicato-Gerenciales", en sus tres ediciones (Caracas, 1995-1998-2004), de donde voy a tomar los siguientes puntos.
Likert scaling, introduced Rensis Likert (1932, 1970), is the most widely used method of measuring personality, social, and psychological attitudes (Babbie, 1998; Nunnally, 1978).
Weick is the Rensis Likert Collegiate Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Psychology, and Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan.
Writing in the July 1959 issue of the Harvard Business Review, Rensis Likert offered this critique of performance appraisal:
The Morale Division was headed by Rensis Likert, later of University of Michigan Survey Research Center fame.
Research into true human resource accounting began in the 1960s by Rensis Likert [Bowers, 1973].
Rensis Likert's model (1967) dealt more with organizational climate, hypothesizing four types along a continuum from an authoritarian, control-oriented climate on one end to a very trusting, delegating, communicative climate on the other.