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ERIC Number: EJ962377
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9010
Developing a Biodata Measure and Situational Judgment Inventory as Predictors of College Student Performance
Oswald, Frederick L.; Schmitt, Neal; Kim, Brian H.; Ramsay, Lauren J.; Gillespie, Michael A.
Journal of Applied Psychology, v89 n2 p187-207 Apr 2004
This article describes the development and validation of a biographical data (biodata) measure and situational judgment inventory (SJI) as useful predictors of broadly defined college student performance outcomes. These measures provided incremental validity when considered in combination with standardized college-entrance tests (i.e., SAT/ACT) and a measure of Big Five personality constructs. Racial subgroup mean differences were much smaller on the biodata and SJI measures than on the standardized tests and college grade point average. Female students tended to outperform male students on most predictors and outcomes with the exception of the SAT/ACT. The biodata and SJI measures show promise for student development contexts and for selecting students on a wide range of outcomes with reduced adverse impact. (Contains 10 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; NEO Five Factor Inventory; SAT (College Admission Test)