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Training Instruments in HRD and OD  is an outcome of Dr Udai Pareek’s rich worldwide experience of more than 50 years with diverse organisations, HRD professionals, researchers, students and trainers. It contains a repertoire of psychological tests, questionnaires, self-evaluation tests, projective techniques and other instruments that have been used by organisations in different countries, including the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Ireland, Canada and USA. The experience from diverse users have widened the scope and application of these instruments with minor adaptations for different cultural settings. The book is an outcome of Dr Udai Pareek's rich worldwide experience of more than 50 years with diverse organisations, HRD professionals, researchers, students, and trainers. This enhanced fourth edition includes: • A range of instruments for building team effectiveness in organisations. • Added information on ‘reliability and validity’ in several instruments. Celebrating its vast readership for over two decades, the book caters to Indian HRD professionals, trainers, consultants and researchers.

Perseverance: Value Preference Survey and General Beliefs Inventory
Perseverance: Value preference survey and general beliefs inventory
21.1 The Instrument and its Administration

This instrument consists of two inventories. The objective of both is to help a respondent examine his score on orientation-to-perseverance (PO) and plan to raise his level of perseverance. The instrument is given separately as inventories to assess general beliefs and values. The values relate to the achievement motive, and the instrument is primarily used for entrepreneurs.

The two inventories are separately administered as independent instruments, preferably by administering other instruments between them.

21.2 The Conceptual Framework

It has been reported (e.g., Rao & Moulik, 1979) that one significant factor in the success of an entrepreneur is perseverance, that is, the tendency to persist with the effort ...

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