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Advances in Psychological Science    2015, Vol. 23 Issue (3) : 448-459     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2015.00448
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General Mental Ability Predicts Performance: The State and Mechanism
LI Yingwu; YU Zhou; HAN Xiao; LIU Tinganxu
(Department of Psychology, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, China)
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Abstract  

General Mental Ability (GMA) is the most widely used predictor in personnel selection. Previous studies have confirmed that GMA not only directly affect the work knowledge and skills acquisition, but also indirectly affect individual job performance through learning and problem solving. Additionally, GMA has been confirmed to be the best predictor of job performance. Future research on the nature of GMA and the psychological mechanism of GMA predicting performance should draw lessons from cognitive neuroscience paradigm besides the classical testing theory; explore the brain cognitive mechanism of GMA predicting job performance; and collect further evidence of GMA’s predictive validity and generalized predictive validity in China context.

Keywords General Mental Ability      job performance      psychological mechanism     
Corresponding Authors: LI Yingwu, E-mail: liyingwu@126.com   
Issue Date: 15 March 2015
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LI Yingwu,YU Zhou,HAN Xiao, et al. General Mental Ability Predicts Performance: The State and Mechanism[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2015, 23(3): 448-459.
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