The relationship between the supervisory skills evaluation program (SSEP) and selected traditional prescreeners of the college recruitment process
The present study investigated the relationship between selected traditional prescreeners (those typically found on a resume) and Supervisory Skills Evaluation Program (SSEP) scores. Prescreener variables (major, overall grade point average, classification in school, current employment, length of current employment, previous job experience, future job location, and school attending) and demographic variables (age, race, gender) were collected for 258 students from several major universities in the U.S. Those variables were compared to performance on the SSEP, a video-based selection program for first-line supervisors in manufacturing plants. Statistical analysis showed there was no difference in scores between majors; classifications, or universities. Findings also indicated scores were significantly greater for those students with ROTC experience, manufacturing plant experience or supervising employee experience. Those with a high combined experience score also performed significantly higher on the SSEP. A multiple regression, however, revealed that prescreener variables do not significantly contribute to SSEP scores. Results indicated that prescreener variables have little or no relationship with SSEP scores, which are a more accurate predictor of job performance. It is suggested that the college recruitment process be changed by including a predictor of job performance which more accurately predicts the skills and abilities needed for a job and does so within the first stages of the recruitment process, when educational prescreeners are primarily used.
Burroughs, Wayne A.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences
Lewis, Michele Dannette, "The relationship between the supervisory skills evaluation program (SSEP) and selected traditional prescreeners of the college recruitment process" (1990). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4027.