Incremental Validity of Numerical Reasoning over Critical Thinking

Abstract

This study was conducted to evaluate the incremental validity of numerical reasoning over critical thinking in predicting job performance and overall potential as measured by supervisors’ ratings. Results indicated significant incremental validity of numerical reasoning over and above critical thinking in the prediction of overall performance and overall potential. This paper presents the results of an examination of the incremental validity of numerical reasoning over critical thinking in the prediction of job performance and overall potential as measured by supervisors’ ratings. Professionals with responsibility for employee selection processes are faced with choosing from a broad array of assessment tools to help screen and select candidates. Making a correct choice has the potential to maximize the effectiveness of selection decisions while minimizing time and costs involved. Conversely, choosing the wrong set of assessment tools can lead to poor hiring decisions and wasted resources. Due to the relevance and importance of critical thinking across a wide range of jobs (O*Net OnLine, 2005), the use of tools and methods for evaluating critical thinking of job applicants has been a popular practice among HR practitioners, I/O Psychologists, and other professionals working in the area of employment selection. Ejiogu, Kingsley C., Rose, Mark, Yang, Zhiming, and Trent, John (2007). Incremental Validity of Numerical Reasoning over Critical Thinking. Poster session presented at the 115th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco,

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@inproceedings{Ejiogu2007IncrementalVO, title={Incremental Validity of Numerical Reasoning over Critical Thinking}, author={Kingsley C. Ejiogu and Mark D Rose and Zhiming Yang}, year={2007} }