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    STUDIA PSYCHOLOGIA-PAEDAGOGIA - Issue no. 1 / 2004  
         
  Article:   A METHOD FOR MEASURING THE CONCEPTUAL AND INTEGRATIVE COMPLEXITY IN MANAGERIAL DISCOURSE.

Authors:  LUCIA HOTICO, IOANA EYB.
 
       
         
  Abstract:  The conceptual/integrative complexity construct was defined in terms of differentiation and integration shown in thought and behavior in a particular situation and context. The evolution of the theoretical concept was followed by the development of the measuring methods. The system developed by Baker-Brown, Ballard, Bluck, de Vries, Suedfeld & Tetlock (1992) consists of a seven-point scale with precise indicators for measuring different levels in cognitive differentiation and integration. The objective of this study is to illustrate the application of the system on a verbal material obtained from unstructured interviews. In a larger study form which this one is only a part, a number of 193 Romanian managers participated to semistructured interviews about managerial success and failure experience. The interviews were recorded and transcribed. The resulted verbal material was coded according to the prescriptions of the conceptual /integrative complexity system, including those concerning the achievement of the required coding competence. The interscorer corelation was .860.  
         
     
         
         
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