Title

Validity of Army Recruiter Behavioral Assessment: Does the Assessor Make a Difference?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1983

Keywords

Army Personnel, Behavioral Assessment, Interrater Reliability, Observers, Rating, Statistical Validity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1037/0021-9010.68.3.415

Abstract

Assessment ratings of 450 soldiers by 13 US Army recruiters correlated .32 with soldiers' subsequent performance in recruiter school. Although there were significant differences between assessors in mean assessment ratings, no differences in assessment validities were found. Possible reasons for the validity findings are that the randomization test used lacks statistical power to detect actual differences in this setting, that assessor training smooths out differences in abilities related to accurate assessment, and that assessment exercises uniformly provide all assessors with good (and equal) opportunity to view behavior relevant to criterion performance.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Journal of Applied Psychology, v. 68, issue 3, p. 415-419

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