The Situational Interview as a Predictor of Academic and Team Performance: A Study of the Mediating Effects of Cognitive Ability and Emotional Intelligence

9 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2004

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Christina Sue-Chan

City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) - Department of Management Sciences

Gary P. Latham

University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management

Abstract

The criterion-related and construct validity of the situational interview (SI) was examined. Both the SI and cognitive ability had predictive validity for the academic performance of managers and professionals (n=75) in an executive MBA course. Only the SI predicted teamplaying behavior assessed by peers (r=.32, p<.05). The correlation between the SI and cognitive ability was not significant. Emotional intelligence completely mediated the relationship between the SI and teamplaying behavior.

Suggested Citation

Sue-Chan, Christina and Latham, Gary P., The Situational Interview as a Predictor of Academic and Team Performance: A Study of the Mediating Effects of Cognitive Ability and Emotional Intelligence. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=635703

Christina Sue-Chan (Contact Author)

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University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management ( email )

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