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Measuring Organizational Skills in the General Population: Development and Preliminary Validation of the DOSQ

Version 1 : Received: 15 August 2020 / Approved: 18 August 2020 / Online: 18 August 2020 (05:12:27 CEST)

How to cite: Durand, G. Measuring Organizational Skills in the General Population: Development and Preliminary Validation of the DOSQ. Preprints 2020, 2020080376 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202008.0376.v1). Durand, G. Measuring Organizational Skills in the General Population: Development and Preliminary Validation of the DOSQ. Preprints 2020, 2020080376 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202008.0376.v1).

Abstract

Organizational skills are a set of cognitive abilities responsible for goal-directed behaviors. While they are moderately studied in clinical settings, the assessment of organizational skills in the general population remains under-studied. This paper presents the new Durand Organizational Skills Questionnaire (DOSQ), which was developed to examine the factors associated with organizational abilities in the general population. Exploratory factor analysis, validated by a confirmatory factor analysis, suggests eight factors: Work Organization, Communication Clarity, Punctuality, Goal-Oriented Behavior, Assiduity, Workspace Organization, Strategies, and Attentiveness. Three studies using samples from the general population provided evidence for the reliability and validity of the DOSQ’s scores. Overall, the results suggest that the DOSQ offers a valid approach to measuring organizational skills in the general population.

Subject Areas

Organizational skills, test development, general population, goal-directed behaviors, psychometric validation

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