Predictive Criterion-Related Validity of Observer Ratings of Personality and Job-Related Competencies Using Multiple Raters and Multiple Performance Criteria

Human Performance, 23:361–378, 2010

37 Pages Posted: 8 Jul 2015 Last revised: 11 Jul 2015

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Ryan D. Zimmerman

Texas A&M University - Department of Management

Maria Triana

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Murray Barrick

Texas A&M University - Department of Management

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Date Written: July 6, 2010

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the predictive validity of observer ratings of personality and job-related competencies in a selection setting. Based on ratings from multiple raters of both the predictors and the criteria in a sample of MBA students, results indicated that observer ratings of Conscientiousness, Emotional Stability, leadership, and interpersonal skills predicted work performance, team performance, and academic performance. For work performance and team performance, a composite of the four predictors had incremental predictive validity over general mental ability, even after controlling for how well the rater knew the ratee.

Keywords: selection, observer ratings, personality, predictive validity, performance

Suggested Citation

Zimmerman, Ryan D. and Triana, Maria and Barrick, Murray, Predictive Criterion-Related Validity of Observer Ratings of Personality and Job-Related Competencies Using Multiple Raters and Multiple Performance Criteria (July 6, 2010). Human Performance, 23:361–378, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2627391

Ryan D. Zimmerman

Texas A&M University - Department of Management ( email )

430 Wehner
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Maria Triana (Contact Author)

University of Wisconsin - Madison ( email )

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Madison, WI 53706-1481
United States

Murray Barrick

Texas A&M University - Department of Management ( email )

430 Wehner
College Station, TX 77843-4218
United States

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