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    A comparative study of practitioner perceptions of selection methods in the United Kingdom

    Jackson, Duncan and Dewberry, Chris and Gallagher, J. and Close, Liam (2018) A comparative study of practitioner perceptions of selection methods in the United Kingdom. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology 91 (1), pp. 33-56. ISSN 0963-1798.

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    In this study, 476 participants, divided into occupational psychology- (OP), Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development- (CIPD), human resource management- (HRM) qualified, and layperson subgroups, provided their perceptions of the validity, fairness, and frequency-of-use of employee selection methods. Results of a mixed-effects analysis of covariance revealed that respondent qualification background predicted the degree to which participant validity perceptions were aligned with research-based estimates of validity (F[3, 29.39] = 20.06, p < .001, η2 = .67). Corrected pairwise comparisons suggested that perceptions of participants with CIPD and HRM backgrounds were not significantly more aligned with research estimates of validity than were the perceptions of laypeople. OP participant validity perceptions were significantly more aligned with research estimates than all other subgroups, (p < .03). Evidence was also found for some between-group consistency regarding frequency-of-use perceptions, but less between-group consistency was found vis-à-vis perceptions of fairness. Implications for decision making in employee selection are discussed.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the article, which has been published in final form at the link above. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Depositing User: Duncan Jackson
    Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2017 10:54
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:34


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