Title

Current Directions in Personnel Selection

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

8-2005

Abstract

For many decades, the focus of personnel selection research was on developing selection tests that maximized prediction of job performance; the approach was typically lacking in theoretical bases. The past two decades saw significant shifts in research to a focus on the nature of constructs and their interrelationships, characterized by an approach that emphasizes theoretical understanding of the phenomena under investigation. This article provides an overview of how a construct-oriented approach underlies major current directions in scientific research on personnel selection. Emerging trends that are likely to constitute issues of enduring importance are discussed.

Keywords

job performance, construct validity, person–environment fit, multilevel research, changes over time

Discipline

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

Current Directions in Psychological Science

Volume

14

Issue

4

First Page

220

Last Page

223

ISSN

0963-7214

Identifier

10.1111/j.0963-7214.2005.00368.x

Publisher

SAGE

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0963-7214.2005.00368.x

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