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criterion relevance

Lorne Sulsky


Criterion relevance is the extent to which measures that are used to assess job performance overlap with the conceptual criterion ( Muchinsky, 1995 ). The conceptual criterion is an abstract representation of the behaviors, skills, characteristics, and outcomes associated with a job. It has also been called the “ultimate criterion” ( Dipboye, Smith, and Howell, 1994 ; see composite and multiple criteria ; criterion problem ). For example, a salesperson must perform a series of job tasks, possess certain skills and characteristics, and produce (i.e., outcome) sales. Relevance increases as more of these tasks, skills, and so forth are validly assessed by the criteria. Thus, investigating criterion relevance is tantamount to examining the construct validity of criteria. ( 1994 ). Understanding Industrial and Organizational Psychology: An Integrated Perspective . Fort Worth, TX : Harcourt Brace . ( 1995 ). Psychology Applied to Work . Pacific Grove, CA : Brooks/Cole . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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