Title

Situational Judgment Tests

Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

1-2005

Abstract

The inclusion of situational judgment tests (SJTs) in a battery of predictor measures has become increasingly common in personnel selection research and practice (e.g., Chan & Schmitt, 2002; Phillips, 1992; Pulakos & Schmitt, 1996; Weekley & Jones, 1999). Unlike cognitive ability and personality measures which have an extensive literature and large database, the empirical evidence on SJTs is much less well established and the theoretical or conceptual underpinnings of SJTs are much less well understood. This chapter summarizes what we now know and do not know about SJTs and identifies specific directions for future research. We begin with a summary of the research on the criterion-related validity of SJTs. This is followed by a discussion of several important issues involving the construct validity of SJTs that have not been adequately addressed in extant research. The chapter ends with an agenda for future research that, if effectively implemented, should contribute to our understanding and effective use of SJTs in personnel selection.

Keywords

personnel psychology, employee selection, judgment, decision making

Discipline

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

Blackwell Handbook of Personnel Selection

Editor

Evers, Arne ; Anderson, Neil; Voskuijl, Olga

First Page

219

Last Page

242

ISBN

9781405117029

Identifier

10.1111/b.9781405117029.2005.00014.x

Publisher

Blackwell

City or Country

Oxford

Additional URL

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/58423201

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