Accession Number : ADA186602

Title :   The Validity of Selection and Classification Procedures for Predicting Job Performance.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 86-Apr 87,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Zeidner, Joseph

PDF Url : ADA186602

Report Date : Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 138

Abstract : This report reviews major validation studies and meta-analytical summaries to assess the effectiveness of selection and classification procedures for predicting job performance in military and civilian settings. Initially, the average job validity coefficient across all jobs was computed to be in the low .20s. Currently, when a more uniform collection of studies is considered, statistical artifacts have been corrected, and carefully developed job criteria are used, the average job validity increased to the low 60s. Findings support major validity generalization concepts; however, job complexity and also criterion dimensions within a job both moderate validity. Expanding the predictor space of ASVAB and criterion dimensions appears t offer promise of differential validity for assignment.

Descriptors :   *CLASSIFICATION, *JOBS, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *SELECTION, ARTIFACTS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, STATISTICS, VALIDATION

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE