ERIC Number: ED291793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Overcoming Objections to the Use of Temperament Variables in Selection.
Hough, Leaetta M.
Much of the scientific community has believed that temperament variables could not be included in batteries of tests to predict job performance because no generalized principles could be discerned from the results. For Project A, a major Army project on the prediction of job performance, a temperament inventory was developed and implemented. This inventory overcomes objections through a carefully chosen research strategy involving: (1) a literature review to study predictor constructs; (2) an inventory of non-sensitive items and scales designed to detect intentional distortion of self-description; (3) a criterion-related validity study of the job-related nature of the temperament scales; and (4) examination of the effects of motivational sets on scale score and criterion-related validities. Through these stringent requirements, objections to the use of temperament variables were overcome for Project A. Tables of constructed scales are included. (SLD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Army, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Alexandria, VA.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (95th, New York, NY, August 28-September 1, 1987).