Increased Accuracy for Range Restriction Corrections: Implications for the Role of Personality and General Mental Ability in Job and Training Performance

Personnel Psychology 2008, 61, 827-868

42 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2014

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Frank L. Schmidt

University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business

Jonathan A. Shaffer

University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business

In‐Sue Oh

Temple University - Department of Human Resource Management

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

A recently developed procedure produces substantial improvements in the accuracy of corrections for range restriction and reveals that predictive validities of employment selection methods are higher than previously thought. This study applied this procedure to meta-analytic validities of 2 personality measures (Conscientiousness and Emotional Stability) and general cognitive ability measures. Results show that the increases in validity estimates are greater for cognitive ability than for personality, reducing the relative validity of personality. In addition, the incremental validity of these personality measures over that provided by cognitive ability is smaller than previously estimated. Path analyses based on the more accurate data reveal relatively smaller path coefficients from these personality traits to job and training performance. These findings have implications for theories of job performance and for the practical value in selection of personality measures relative to cognitive ability measures.

Suggested Citation

Schmidt, Frank L. and Shaffer, Jonathan A. and Oh, In-Sue, Increased Accuracy for Range Restriction Corrections: Implications for the Role of Personality and General Mental Ability in Job and Training Performance (2008). Personnel Psychology 2008, 61, 827-868. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2401177

Frank L. Schmidt

University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business ( email )

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Jonathan A. Shaffer

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