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dc.contributor.advisor Villado, Anton J.
dc.creatorRandall, Jason
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-24T19:46:00Z
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-24T19:46:02Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-24T19:46:00Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-24T19:46:02Z
dc.date.created 2012-12
dc.date.issued 2013-07-24
dc.date.submitted December 2012
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/71684
dc.description.abstract Research suggests there may be race, sex, and ability differences in score improvement on different selection tests and methods when retested (Schleicher, Van Iddekinge, Morgeson, & Campion, 2010). However, it is uncertain what individual differences moderate retest performance on GMA assessments, and why. In this study, 243 participants were retested on the Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT). There was no evidence that race, sex, emotional stability, or conscientiousness moderate retest performance on the WPT, although SAT scores did positively predict retest performance. Individuals within the interquartile range of the initial WPT scores gained more when retested than those with more extreme scores. Establishing artificial cut-off levels demonstrated that those below the cut-off gained more when retested than those above the cut-off. Therefore, average-scorers and in some cases lower-scorers who may have failed to meet a predetermined cut-off are encouraged to re-test as they have little to lose and much to gain.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectRetesting
Personnel selection
Practice effects
Demographic differences
Cognitive ability testing
dc.title Is Retest Bias Biased? An Examination of Race, Sex, and Ability Differences in Retest Performance on the Wonderlic Personnel Test
dc.contributor.committeeMember Beier, Margaret E.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Oswald, Frederick L.
dc.date.updated 2013-07-24T19:46:02Z
dc.identifier.slug 123456789/ETD-2012-12-337
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Psychology
thesis.degree.discipline Social Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.identifier.citation Randall, Jason. "Is Retest Bias Biased? An Examination of Race, Sex, and Ability Differences in Retest Performance on the Wonderlic Personnel Test." (2013) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/71684.


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