Scale name: Workplace Arrogance Scale (WARS)
Scale overview: The 26-item Workplace Arrogance Scale measures arrogance in the workplace based on self-report using a 5-point rating scale.
Authors: Russell E. Johnson of Michigan State University and others—see the article reference for the author list.
Response Type: A 5-point Likert type rating scale from 1 = strongly disagree to 5 = strongly agree
1. Believes that s/he knows better than everyone else in any given situation
2. Makes decisions that impact others without listening to their input
Reliability: The 26-item WARS alpha was .93 in Johnson et al., 2010.
Validity Factor analysis indicated a one-factor scale. Arrogance was positively correlated with dominance, anger, superiority, entitlement, and vanity.
Arrogance was negatively correlated with humility, agreeableness, conscientiousness, and self-sufficiency. Arrogance was not related to authority.
Availability: See Table A1 on page 427 of the 2010 article for the 26 items.
Contact: Russell E. Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Johnson, R. E., Silverman, S. B., Shyamsunder, A., Swee, H.-Y., Rodopman, O. B., Cho, E., & Bauer, J. (2010). Acting superior but actually inferior?: Correlates and consequences of workplace arrogance. Human Performance, 23(5), 403–427. https://doi.org/10.1080/08959285.2010.515279
Human Performance is a Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group journal.
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