The evaluation of a frame-of-reference training programme for intern psychometrists

Show simple item record Mulder, Gerdi Jorgensen, Lene I. Nel, Jan Alewyn Meiring, Deon 2013-11-11T11:33:38Z 2013-11-11T11:33:38Z 2013-07-30
dc.description.abstract ORIENTATION: The use of assessment centres (ACs) has drastically increased over the past decade. However, ACs are constantly confronted with the lack of construct validity. One aspect of ACs that could improve the construct validity significantly is that of assessor training. Unfortunately untrained or poorly trained assessors are often used in AC processes. RESEARCH PURPOSE: The purpose of this research was to evaluate a frame-of-reference (FOR) programme to train intern psychometrists as assessors at an assessment centre. MOTIVATION OF STUDY: The role of an assessor is important in an AC; therefore it is vital for an assessor to be able to evaluate and observe candidates’ behaviour adequately. Commencing with this training in a graduate psychometrist programme gives the added benefit of sending skilled psychometrists to the workplace. RESEARCH DESIGN, APPROACH AND METHOD: A quantitative research approach was implemented, utilising a randomised pre-test-post-test comparison group design. Industrial Psychology postgraduate students (N = 22) at a South African university were used and divided into an experimental group (n = 11) and control group (n = 11). Three typical AC simulations were utilised as pre- and post-tests, and the ratings obtained from both groups were statistically analysed to determine the effect of the FOR training programme. MAIN FINDINGS: The data indicated that there was a significant increase in the familiarity of the participants with the one-on-one simulation and the group discussion simulation. PRACTICAL/MANAGERIAL IMPLICATIONS: Training intern psychometrists in a FOR programme could assist organisations in the appointment of more competent assessors. CONTRIBUTION/VALUE-ADD: To design an assessor training programme using FOR training for intern psychometrists in the South African context, specifically by incorporating this programme into the training programme for Honours students at universities. en_US
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dc.description.sponsorship The authors wish to acknowledge funding support from the National Research Foundation (NRF). en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Mulder, G., Jorgensen, L.I., Nel, J.A., & Meiring, D. (2013). The evaluation of a frame-of-reference training programme for intern psychometrists. SA Journal of Human Resource Management/SA Tydskrif vir Menslikehulpbronbestuur, 11(1), Art. #506, 10 pages. 10.4102/sajhrm.v11i1.506 en_US
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dc.identifier.issn 2071-078X (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/sajhrm.v11i1.506
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dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_US
dc.rights © 2013. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_US
dc.subject Frame-of-reference (FOR) programme en_US
dc.subject Training intern psychometrists en_US
dc.title The evaluation of a frame-of-reference training programme for intern psychometrists en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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