Title

The Status of Research on Applicant Reactions to Selection Tests and its Implications for Managers

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

3-1999

Abstract

The status of research on applicant reactions to selection tests was reviewed. Four areas of concern were identified. First, more work on construct validation of applicant reactions, which includes identifying the determinants of reactions, is needed. Second, the comparison of reactions across different types of selection tests is likely to have theoretical and practical contributions when a clear distinction is made between the test content and the method of testing employed. Third, justice dimensions underlying test fairness perceptions and how these dimensions relate to other facets of test reactions should be elaborated. Finally, more empirical research is needed to examine relationships between test reactions and important individual and organizational outcomes. Implications of these four issues for managers were discussed.

Keywords

Employee selection, job applications, job selection tests

Discipline

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

International Journal of Management Reviews

Volume

1

Issue

1

First Page

45

Last Page

61

ISSN

1460-8545

Identifier

10.1111/1468-2370.00004

Publisher

Wiley

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-2370.00004

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