Version of Record online: 8 AUG 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Volume 34, Issue 7, pages 1057–1060, October 2013
How to Cite
Muchinsky, P. M. and Raines, J. M. (2013), The overgeneralized validity of validity generalization. J. Organiz. Behav., 34: 1057–1060. doi: 10.1002/job.1892
- Issue online: 17 SEP 2013
- Version of Record online: 8 AUG 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 JUL 2013
- Manuscript Received: 9 JUL 2013
This Incubator contends that the concept of validity generalization has been overgeneralized in its capacity to predict work performance for three reasons: sampling bias in the occupations selected for analysis, the prediction of acceptable performance to the exclusion of superior performance, and the conflation of statistical prediction and psychological meaning. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.