Accession Number:

AD0737698

Title:

Ethnic Group Membership as a Moderator in the Prediction of Job Performance: An Examination of Some Less Traditional Predictors

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH PITTSBURGH PA

Report Date:

1971-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

179.0

Abstract:

Phase I of this project represented an attempt to obtain a picture of the effects of cultural factors on existing selection procedures using psychological tests. In examining 765 predictor-criterion relationships 219 cases were found of unfairness to a racial subgroup had these tests been used for selection. Phase II represented an attempt to obtain a picture of the effects of cultural factors on less traditional measures. Eight studies were carried out including as predictors work sample tests, simulators, motor skill tests, culture-free tests, biographical information, and learning measures. Altogether, 400 additional predictor-criterion relationships were examined including 272 with these less traditional predictors. The use of less traditional predictors did not result in an improvement in validity or in a reduction of unfairness.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE