The use of microcomputerized cognitive testing of personnel has thus far been limited to military and environmental stressor applications. The investigation of such testing as a substitute for assessment center performance represents a novel application of this technology. An examination of the relationship between performance on a cognitive test battery and assessment center performance was conducted.
A battery of selected microcomputerized tests measuring cognitive constructs was administered to assessment center candidates in law enforcement occupations. Contrary to expectations, the computerized cognitive measurements did not exhibit significant correlations with assessment center performance measures. It was speculated that the two measures assessed diverse domains of performance, thus limiting the degree of potential overlap. Range restriction of the criterion measure was cited as a methodological concern in this study.
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Turnage, Janet J.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
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Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences
de Saram, Leilani M., "The Feasibility of Computerized Cognitive Testing as a Surrogate Measure for Assessment Center Performance" (1988). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4272.