Title

A comparison of three student selection procedures in terms of efficiency

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

6-2000

Abstract

In many countries the implementation of a selection/admission system as a gatekeeper to enter higher education is surrounded by controversy. This study examines three possible selection/admission procedures (i.e., no admission exam: N = 495; admission exam with cognitive ability and situational tests: N = 1245; admission exam with achievement, cognitive ability and situational tests: N = 915) in terms of efficiency. Efficiency was defined as the extent to which so-called true positives are not selected in order to eliminate one true negative. The selection/admission procedure consisting of cognitive ability and situational tests was found to be most efficient.

Discipline

Human Resources Management | Organizational Behavior and Theory

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

International Journal of Psychology

Volume

35

Issue

3-4

First Page

416

Last Page

416

ISSN

0020-7594

Identifier

10.1080/00207594.2000.20000728

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge): STM, Behavioural Science and Public Health Titles / Wiley: 24 months

Additional URL

https://doi.org/10.1080/00207594.2000.20000728

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