Constructed response formats and their effects on minority-majority differences and validity (Lievens, et al., 2018)

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Reference Title: Constructed response formats and their effects on minority-majority differences and validity (Lievens, et al., 2018)
Author: Lievens, F., Sackett, P. R., Dahlke, J. A., Oostrom, J. K., & De Soete, B.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Publication Date: 2018
Course Level: Advanced
Credits: 1
Price: $10.00
About This Course: The inflow of immigrants challenges organizations to consider alternative selection procedures that reduce potential minority (immigrants)–majority (natives) differences, while maintaining valid predictions of performance. To deal with this challenge, this paper proposes response format as a practically and theoretically relevant factor for situational judgment tests (SJTs).
  1. Overview of this CE Home-Study Program
  2. Information About the Course
    1. Educational Objectives
    2. Target Audience
    3. Schedule
    4. Cost and Refund/Cancellation Policy
    5. Author Credentials
    6. Number of CE Credits Offered
    7. Location and Format
    8. Detailed Description of Program Material
  3. Conflict of Interest Statement

1. Overview of this CE program (top)

This home study course entails the independent study of Constructed response formats and their effects on minority-majority differences and validity (Lievens, et al., 2018), followed by the completion of a multiple-choice test on-line. Participants who receive a passing grade of 75% or higher on the test will receive 1 CE credits. Failing participants may retake the test as often as they wish at no additional charge, and receive CE credit when they do pass.

A copy of the publication on which this course is based course is available at the PsychNET website.

More detailed information on the content of this article is given in section 2h below.

APR Testing Services is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. APR Testing Services maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

2.a Educational Objectives (top)

Upon completion of this home study program, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the authors' stated expectation with respect to the impact of cognitive ability on SJT scores.
  2. Describe how the minority-majority mean score differences and test validity change when SJTs are administered and scored based on M/C, video, or constucted written responses.
  3. Describe the methodology of each of the two studies.

2.b Target Audience (top)

This CE program is intended for psychologists who hold a doctoral degree. The course may be taken by other interested professionals (e.g.,senior human resource executives and consultants; upper-level managers).

2.c Schedule (top)

Access to program registration and post-test is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

2.d Cost and Refund/Cancellation Policy (top)

The fee for this home-study program is $10, which is $10 per CE credit. The fee is fully refundable for 60 days or until the post-test is taken, whichever comes first.

A copy of the publication on which this course is based course is available at the PsychNET website.

2.e Author Credentials (top)

This article was authored by Filip Lievens from Singapore Management University; Paul R. Sackett & Jeffrey A. Dahlke from University of Minnesota–Twin Cities; Janneke K. Oostrom from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; & Britt De Soete from Ghent University.

2.f Number of CE Credits Offered (top)

Participants who complete this course by taking and passing the multiple-choice test will receive 1 CE credit.

2.g Location and Format (top)

This activity requires independent home-based study of Constructed response formats and their effects on minority-majority differences and validity (Lievens, et al., 2018). Following completion of the reading material, participants complete an Internet-based multiple-choice post-test on the statement content.

2.h Detailed Description of Program Material (top)

Publication citation:

Lievens, F., Sackett, P. R., Dahlke, J. A., Oostrom, J. K., & De Soete. (2018). Constructed response formats and their effects on minority-majority differences and validity. Psychological Bulletin. Retrieved February, 2019, from https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2018-57422-001

Article excerpt:

"We examine a range of response format categories (from traditional multiple-choice formats to more innovative constructed response formats) and conceptually link these response formats to mechanisms underlying minority–majority differences."

3. Conflict of Interest Statement (top)

APR Testing Services (APR) has no known conflict of interest with respect to this CE program. APR has not received any commercial support for this CE program.