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Cognitive Ability Testing and Employment Selection: Does Test Content Relate to Adverse Impact?

@inproceedings{Hausdorf2003CognitiveAT,
  title={Cognitive Ability Testing and Employment Selection: Does Test Content Relate to Adverse Impact?},
  author={P. Hausdorf and M. M. Leblanc and A. Chawla},
  year={2003}
}
  • P. Hausdorf, M. M. Leblanc, A. Chawla
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology
  • Cognitive ability tests are commonly used in the employment selection process. Despite their criterion-related validity, they also demonstrate adverse impact (Campbell, 1996; Hartigan & Wigdor, 1989; Hunter & Hunter, 1984). This study assessed two cognitive ability tests (one with verbal, numeric and spatial subtests - the General Aptitude Test Battery and the other predominantly spatial - the Raven’s Standard Progressive Matrices) as selection tools for police constable applicants with a… CONTINUE READING

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