Strathprints Home | Open Access | Browse | Search | User area | Copyright | Help | Library Home | SUPrimo

Evaluating job knowledge criterion components for use in classification research

Zeidner, Joseph and Scholarios, Dora and Johnson, Cecil D. (2003) Evaluating job knowledge criterion components for use in classification research. Military Psychology, 15 (2). pp. 97-116. ISSN 0899-5605

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

In this study, we examined the potential of job knowledge tests as surrogates for hands-on criteria in the development of classification systems that use the tests of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (McLaughlin, Rossmeisel, Wise Brandt, & Wang, 1984). Based on U.S. Army data for 15 Military Occupational Specialties, the study compared the outcomes of an assignment simulation using 2 criterion measures: one containing only job knowledge and the other containing both job knowledge and hands-on components. In this study we found comparable predictive validities for the Army operational job families and a high positive mean correlation between the 2 types of criterion in the joint predictor-criterion space. Similarities also exist in the mean predicted performance produced by the assignment simulation using each criterion measure. This outcome equivalence suggests that job knowledge measures could be useful, affordable surrogates for hands-on criteria in developing classification procedures.

Item type: Article
ID code: 4157
Keywords: job knowledge tests, classification systems, military psychology, armed services, Management. Industrial Management
Subjects: Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management
Department: Strathclyde Business School > Human Resource Management
Related URLs:
    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2008
    Last modified: 12 Mar 2012 10:40
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/4157

    Actions (login required)

    View Item