Should We Write Off Graphology?
Article first published online: 3 APR 2007
International Journal of Selection and Assessment
Volume 4, Issue 2, pages 78–86, April 1996
How to Cite
Driver, R. W., Buckley, M. R. and Frink, D. D. (1996), Should We Write Off Graphology?. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 4: 78–86. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2389.1996.tb00062.x
- Issue published online: 3 APR 2007
- Article first published online: 3 APR 2007
The scientific study of graphology (handwriting analysis) has had a long history. Many practitioners believe that graphology is a valuable selection aid and use this technique in a selection context, and in some European countries it is quite well thought of. While a few articles have proposed that graphology is a valid and useful selection technique, the overwhelming results of well-controlled empirical studies have been that the technique has not demonstrated acceptable validity. A review of relevant literature regarding both theory and research indicates that, while the procedure may have an intuitive appeal, graphology should not be used in a selection context.