Journal article

Development of a bipartite measure of social hierarchy: The perceived power and perceived status scales

A Yu, NA Hays, EY Zhao

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes | Elsevier | Published : 2019


Recent advances in social hierarchy research highlight that power and status are two prevalent but distinct bases of hierarchy. However, these distinctions have yet to be thoroughly explored in contexts where power and status coexist and can covary. This is, in part, due to the lack of an appropriate measure capable of capturing power and status as distinct constructs. In order to advance research on social hierarchy and bridge the empirical findings from social psychology research to organizational research, this paper outlines the development of a 12-item bipartite measure of perceived power and perceived status. Using seven samples, we develop a psychometrically sound measure and provide ..

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