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dc.contributor.authorTrippe, David Matthewen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:10:27Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:10:27Z
dc.date.issued2005-04-12en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-04222005-113029en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/27128
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of the present study was to attempt to reconcile the seemingly overwhelming body of empirical evidence arguing for the preeminence of general cognitive ability in relation to specific abilities with the general resistance of the majority of Industrial-Organizational psychologists to such a position. The contention of the present study was that the primary evidence used to support the view that specific abilities are of little importance relative to general cognitive ability did not faithfully represent the classic selection model and was based on tenuous assumptions about the operationalizations of general and specific cognitive abilities. By virtue of being defined in un-interpretable terms with respect to content or function, prior operationalizations of specific abilities did not lend themselves to logical and theoretical relationships with job specific job performance. The general thesis of the present study was that if a â construct oriented approachâ that is largely based on this classic selection model were implemented, a composite of psychologically interpretable job related specific abilities would prove equivalent or even superior to general cognitive ability in the prediction of job performance. Results suggest implementation of the construct oriented approach demonstrates potential for the value of this approach with respect to balancing criterion related validity and social equity.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectcriterion-related validityen_US
dc.subjectspecific abilitiesen_US
dc.subjectGeneral cognitive abilityen_US
dc.titleReexamining the Role of General Cognitive Ability and Specific Abilities in the Prediction of Job Performance Using a Construct-oriented Approach: Not Much More Than g?en_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairFoti, Roseanne J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHauenstein, Neil M. A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberStephens, Robert S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCarlson, Kevin D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDonovan, John J.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04222005-113029/en_US
dc.date.sdate2005-04-22en_US
dc.date.rdate2008-04-26
dc.date.adate2005-04-26en_US


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