The Role of General Cognitive Ability and Job Performance: Why There Cannot Be a Debate

  title={The Role of General Cognitive Ability and Job Performance: Why There Cannot Be a Debate},
  author={Frank L. Schmidt},
  journal={Human Performance},
  pages={187 - 210}
Given the overwhelming research evidence showing the strong link between general cognitive ability (GCA) and job performance, it is not logically possible for industrial -organizational (I/O) psychologists to have a serious debate over whether GCA is important for job performance. However, even if none of this evidence existed in I/O psychology, research findings in differential psychology on the nature and correlates of GCA provide a sufficient basis for the conclusion that GCA is strongly… Expand
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