A reconsideration of testing for competence rather than for intelligence.

@article{Barrett1991ARO,
  title={A reconsideration of testing for competence rather than for intelligence.},
  author={G. V. Barrett and R. L. Depinet},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={1991},
  volume={46 10},
  pages={
          1012-24
        }
}
David C. McClelland's 1973 article has deeply influenced both professional and public opinion. In it, he presented five major themes: (a) Grades in school did not predict occupational success, (b) intelligence tests and aptitude tests did not predict occupational success or other important life outcomes, (c) tests and academic performance only predicted job performance because of an underlying relationship with social status, (d) such tests were unfair to minorities, and (e) "competencies… Expand
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