Problems and Solutions in Human Assessment

Problems and Solutions in Human Assessment : Honoring Douglas N. Jackson at Seventy

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The assessment of individual differences has generated shockwaves affecting sociology, education, and a number of other behavioral sciences as well as the fields of management and organizational behavior.
In covering the assessment of individual differences, this book pays tribute to the interests and activities that Douglas N. Jackson has incorporated into his career as a psychologist. He continues to be a leader in putting academic findings to practical use. He has also inspired generations of students with his mastery of complex concepts and as a personal example of the ability to balance several simultaneous areas of research. Consistent with the focus of Jackson's research, the theme of this book will be how the use of deductive, construct-driven strategies in the assessment of individual differences leads to benefits in terms of the applicability of the assessment instruments and the clarity of the conclusions that can be drawn from the research.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 357 pages
  • 160.5 x 246.9 x 28.4mm | 752.98g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2000 ed.
  • XXIV, 357 p.
  • 0792377680
  • 9780792377689

Table of contents

List of Figures. List of Tables. Authors. Foreword. Preface. Section I: Conceptual and Methodological Influences in the Assessment of Individual Differences. 1. Consequences of Test Interpretation and Use: The Fusion of Validity and Values in Psychological Assessment; S. Messick. 2. The Role of Social Desirability in the Assessment of Personality Constructs; E. Helmes. 3. Construct Explication through Factor or Component Analysis: A Review and Evaluation of Alternative Procedures for Determining the Number of Factors or Components; W.F. Velicer, et al. 4. Improved Standard Errors of Standardized Parameters in Covariance Structure Models: Implications for Construct Explication; M. Jamshidian, P.M. Bentler. Section II: Construct-Oriented Assessment Within the Domain of Personality. 5. Application of the Construct Heuristic to the Screening of Psychopathology: The Holden Psychological Screening Inventory (HPSI); R.R. Holden. 6. Construct Validity and the Search for Cross-Cultural Consistencies in personality; S.V. Paunonen. 7. The Challenge of Construct Validity in the Assessment of Psychopathology; L.C. Morey. 8. Individual Differences and Scientific Productivity; J.P. Rushton. 9. Recent Studies of Intelligence and Personality Using Jackson's Multidimensional Aptitude Battery and Personality Research Form; P.A. Vernon. Section III: Construct-Oriented Assessment of Individual Differences in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. 10. The Assessment of Personality Constructs in Industrial-Organizational Psychology; M.G. Rothstein, R.D. Goffin. 11. Predicting Job Performance using Personality Constructs: Are Personality Tests Created Equal? R.D. Goffin, et al. 12. What Constructs Underlie Measures of Honesty or Integrity? K.R. Murphy. 13. Construct Validation in Organizational Behavior Research: The Case of Organizational Commitment; N.J. Allen, J.P. Meyer. 14. The Construct of Goal Commitment: Measurement and Relationships with Task Performance; G.H. Seijts, G.P. Latham. 15. A Perspective; D.N. Jackson. Author and Subject Index.
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