Personnel Selection: An Application of the Unobtrusive Knowledge Test
Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 4-16, 2007
11 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2011
Date Written: January 12, 2011
While employers recognize the utility, convenience, and efficiency of unproctored testing, implementing unproctored high-stakes tests (such as an Internet-administered intelligence test used for selection) face multiple hurdles. As the percentage of high-complexity jobs continue to increase in the United States, intelligence measures will continue to be in demand for personnel selection purposes. This study further established the validity of a general intelligence measure, the Unobtrusive Knowledge Test (UKT) in support of unproctored and Internet-based personnel employee selection. UKT performance was significantly correlated to an established personnel selection test, the Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT), while being perceived as survey, though participants had been told otherwise. Implications are discussed.
Keywords: Intelligence, Personnel Selection, Testing, G, Psychometrics, Unobtrusive, Validity, Validation, Wonderlic, Knowledge, Unproctored
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