Title

Video-Based Versus Paper-and-Pencil Method of Assessment in Situational Judgment Tests: Subgroup Differences in Test Performance and Face Validity Perceptions

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2-1997

Abstract

On the basis of a distinction between test content and method of testing, the present study examined several conceptually and practically important effects relating race, reading comprehension, method of assessment, face validity perceptions, and performance on a situational judgment test using a sample of 241 psychology undergraduates (113 Blacks and 128 Whites). Results showed that the Black-White differences in situational judgment test performance and face validity reactions to the test were substantially smaller in the video-based method of testing than in the paper-and-pencil method. The Race x Method interaction effect on test performance was attributable to differences in reading comprehension and face validity reactions associated with race and method of testing. Implications of the findings were discussed in the context of research on adverse impact and examinee test reactions. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved). (from the journal abstract)

Keywords

face validity perception and test performance on video based vs paper and pencil forms of situational judgement tests in employment settings, Black vs White college students, ethnic differences, employment tests

Discipline

Personality and Social Contexts

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

Journal of Applied Psychology

Volume

82

Issue

1

First Page

143

Last Page

159

ISSN

0021-9010

Identifier

10.1037/0021-9010.82.1.143

Publisher

American Psychological Association

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0021-9010.82.1.143

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