Personnel Selection and Classification

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Bringing together several key elements needed to identify the most promising themes for future research in selection and classification, this book's underlying aim is to improve job performance by selecting the right persons and matching them most effectively with the right jobs. An emphasis is placed on current, innovative research approaches which in some cases depart substantially from traditional approaches. The contributors — consisting of professionals in measurement, personnel research, and applied and military psychology — discuss where the quantum advances of the last decade should take us further.

Comprehensive coverage of the selection and classification domain is provided, including a broad range of topics in each of the following areas: performance conceptualization and measurement, individual differences, and selection and classification decision models. The presentations in each of these areas are integrated into a set of coherent themes. This integration was the product of structured group discussions which also resulted in a further evolution of some of the ideas presented.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805816440
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/28/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 506
  • Lexile: 1410L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1 Job Analysis for the Future 1
2 Jobs and Roles: Accepting and Coping With the Changing Structure of Organizations 13
3 Alternative Models of Job Performance and Their Implications for Selection and Classification 33
4 Organizational Citizenship Behavior and the Good Soldier 53
5 Selecting and Classifying Future Naval Officers: The Paradox of Greater Specialization in Broader Arenas 69
6 Toward a Broader Conception of Jobs and Job Performance: Impact of Changes in the Military Environment on the Structure, Assessment, and Prediction of Job Performance 85
7 Cognitive Abilities Testing: An Agenda for the 1990s 103
8 The Ubiquitous Predictiveness of g 127
9 Dimensions of Ability: Diminishing Returns? 137
10 Implications of Cognitive Psychology for Ability Testing: Three Critical Assumptions 145
11 Environments for Presenting and Automatically Scoring Complex Constructed-Response Items 173
12 Multimedia Testing 193
13 Theoretical and Applied Developments in Models of Individual Differences: Physical Abilities 233
14 Basic Research on Personality Structure: Implications of the Emerging Consensus for Applications to Selection and Classification 247
15 Regulative Function of Perceived Self-Efficacy 261
16 If Past Behavior Really Predicts Future, So Should Biodata's 273
17 The Measurement of Vocational Interests 293
18 The PRSVL Model of Person-Context Interaction in the Study of Human Potential 317
19 The Future of Personnel Selection in the U.S. Army 333
20 Goals of the Selection and Classification Decision 351
21 Fair Test Use: Research and Policy 363
22 Is Personnel Classification a Concept Whose Time Has Passed? 377
23 Setting Recruit Quality Goals: A Cost-Performance Trade-Off Model 411
24 Recent Advances in Classification Theory and Practice 431
25 Issues in Operational Selection and Classification Systems: Comments and Commonalities 443
26 The Future: A Research Agenda 457
Author Index 467
Subject Index 479
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