Selection of industrial and organisational psychology master’s students: Exploring the predictive validity of a person–job fit approach

SA Journal of Human Resource Management


 
 
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Title Selection of industrial and organisational psychology master’s students: Exploring the predictive validity of a person–job fit approach
 
Creator Olivier, Karina Barnard, Antoni van Niekerk, Annelize
 
Subject — Academic success; VMG3; NMG3; OPQ32r; Competency-based assessment
Description Orientation: Valid selection of master’s students is essential to the training and development of competent Industrial and Organisational Psychologists.Research purpose: To validate a person-job fit data aggregation approach based on an integration of psychometric results in the selection of Industrial and Organisational Psychology master’s students.Motivation for the study: The Employment Equity Act requires psychological assessment to be valid, reliable, culturally fair and based on the inherent requirements of the job. This mandates context-specific validation research, such as the current study.Research approach/design and method: A non-experimental design was applied to secondary data (N = 133) derived from the Occupational Personality Questionnaire, Verify Ability Tests and academic success results of 5 student cohorts registered in the years 2012 to 2016. Data was analysed by means of descriptive and correlation statistics.Main findings: The overall Person Job Match score did not show a statistically significant relationship with academic success. A significant relationship was observed between cognitive ability and academic success. Specific Person Job Match competencies presenting a significant relationship with academic success, contained scores from both personality and cognitive measures.Practical implication: Ability tests should be weighted more strongly in selecting master’s students. A review of the master’s students’ competency profile may be needed to align with future world of work demands, and to improve its predictive role in academic success.Contribution/value added: This study contributes to the predictive validity of the selection criteria for Industrial and Organisational Psychology master’s students.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
Contributor SHL
Date 2021-04-28
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajhrm.v19i0.1477
 
Source SA Journal of Human Resource Management; Vol 19 (2021); 12 pages 2071-078X 1683-7584
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://sajhrm.co.za/index.php/sajhrm/article/view/1477/2489 https://sajhrm.co.za/index.php/sajhrm/article/view/1477/2488 https://sajhrm.co.za/index.php/sajhrm/article/view/1477/2490 https://sajhrm.co.za/index.php/sajhrm/article/view/1477/2487
 
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