Title

Psychological Testing in Personnel Selection, Part II: The Refinement of Methods and Standards in Employee Selection

Abstract

This paper is the second of a three part series that examines the development of selection testing. Part I focused on the historical development of personnel selection testing from the late 19th century to the present, with particular attention given to personality testing. Attention was given to the efforts of early industrial psychologists that shaped and defined the role of testing in the scientific selection of employees. Part II examines the development of methods and standards in employment testing with particular emphasis on selection validity and utility. Issues of selection fairness and discrimination in selection are explored as they relate to psychological testing. Part III explores the development and application of personality testing. The transient nature of models of personality is noted and current paradigms and the utility and fairness of personality testing for modern organizations are discussed.

Department(s)

Management and Information Technology

Document Type

Article

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1177/009102600803700204

Publication Date

6-30-1905

Journal Title

Public Personnel Management 37

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