Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

5-2017

Abstract

A common theme running through recent research on Situational Judgment Tests (SJTs) and this special issue is the aim to improve the measurement of constructs via SJTs. Construct-driven SJTs differ from traditional SJTs in that they present a trait activating situation to test-takers and a more unidimensional set of response options that depict different trait levels. In this commentary, I frame the different papers of this special issue into a research agenda related to construct-driven SJTs. Specifically, I posit that future research should examine whether construct-driven SJTs lead to more unidimensionality at the item level, cleaner measurement of the constructs, and more equivalence of SJT scores across settings. In addition, the effects of using a construct-driven approach on the criterion-related validity of SJT scores and their convergence with actual behavior need to be scrutinized. Finally, I suggest investigating the susceptibility of construct-driven SJTs to faking, retest, item exposure, and coaching effects.

Keywords

Situational judgment tests, Constructs, Personnel selection, Construct-driven approach, Low-fidelity simulation

Discipline

Personality and Social Contexts

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

International Journal of Testing

Volume

17

Issue

3

First Page

269

Last Page

276

ISSN

1530-5058

Identifier

10.1080/15305058.2017.1309857

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge): STM, Behavioural Science and Public Health Titles

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

https://doi.org/10.1080/15305058.2017.1309857

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