Although individual psychological assessment is widely used in employee selection, the empirical research on the validity of individual assessments is sparse. A multi-stage, multi-site study examined the validity of individual assessments for police officer and firefighter positions. Results showed that assessor judgments were largely unrelated to standardized test results, and that both assessor judgments and standardized tests were only weakly related to job performance ratings. Differences in validity across assessors were also found, with some assessors providing better predictions than others.
Kwaske, Ilianna H. and Morris, Scott B.
"The Validity of Individual Psychological Assessments for Entry-Level Police and Firefighter Positions,"
Personnel Assessment and Decisions: Vol. 1
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/pad/vol1/iss1/3
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