Using General Mental Ability and Personality Traits to Predict Job Performance in Three Chilean Organizations

7 Pages Posted: 28 Oct 2014

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Eduardo Barros

Adolfo Ibanez University - School of Business

Edgar E. Kausel

University of Chile - Faculty of Economics and Business

Felipe Cuadra

University College London

Daniel A. Díaz

EB Consulting

Date Written: December 2014

Abstract

Although the field of personnel selection has amounted around 100 years of research, there has been an overrepresentation of American and Western European samples in these studies. In particular, samples from Latin America have been almost entirely absent from industrial and organizational psychology journals. Thus, it is unknown whether well‐documented findings, such as the prediction of job performance based on general mental ability and conscientiousness, replicate in this region. This research intended to address this gap in the literature with three studies conducted in Chilean organizations, using different research designs, and different operationalizations of predictors and criteria. Results are generally consistent with previous studies, showing that conscientiousness and general mental ability significantly predict job performance in these Chilean samples.

Suggested Citation

Barros, Eduardo and Kausel, Edgar E. and Cuadra, Felipe and Díaz, Daniel A., Using General Mental Ability and Personality Traits to Predict Job Performance in Three Chilean Organizations (December 2014). International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Vol. 22, Issue 4, pp. 432-438, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2515596 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijsa.12089

Eduardo Barros (Contact Author)

Adolfo Ibanez University - School of Business ( email )

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Vi?a del Mar
Chile

Edgar E. Kausel

University of Chile - Faculty of Economics and Business ( email )

Universidad de Chile
Diagonal Paraguay 257
Santiago
Chile
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Felipe Cuadra

University College London ( email )

Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

Daniel A. Díaz

EB Consulting ( email )

Santiago
Chile

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