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New insights into the validity of selection methods: from the doctrine of situational specificity to the idea of validity generalization

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Šverko, Branimir. (2003). New insights into the validity of selection methods: from the doctrine of situational specificity to the idea of validity generalization. Suvremena psihologija, 6(2). pp. 293-313.

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Abstract

Improved techniques of meta-analysis have made possible a fruitful integration of the findings of thousands of original validity studies. This has shed new light upon the validity of psychological tests and other predictors of occupational and educational success. The observed estimates of operational validities of the main selection methods surpass our expectations and confirm the view that personnel selection is an effective procedure. It has also been found that observed operational validities are mainly situationally invariant. This supports the notion of validity generalization, i.e. the view that predictive validity for a job established in one situation would also apply for similar jobs in different employment settings. The paper reviews recent meta-analytical findings about the validity of intelligence tests, personality tests, interview and other selection methods, and discusses their implications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Personnel selection, selection methods, validity generalization, predictors
Subjects: Psychology > Psihologija rada i ergonomija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2012 13:25
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 13:25
URI: http://darhiv.ffzg.unizg.hr/id/eprint/1793

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