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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2013, Vol. 21 ›› Issue (1): 166-174.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2013.00166

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Application of Generalizability Theory in Personnel Evaluation

LI Guangming;ZHANG Minqiang;ZHANG Wenyi   

  1. (1Department of Psychology, School of Education, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510006, China) (2Psychological Application Research Center, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631, China) (3 School of Science, Australian National university, Canberra 2617, Australia)
  • Received:2011-11-25 Online:2013-01-15 Published:2013-01-15
  • Contact: ZHANG Minqiang

Abstract: Generalizability theory is one of modern psychological and educational measurement theory and can be applied in personnel evaluation such as performance assessment, multisource rating, psychological test, structured interview, level test, job analysis and assessment center. Applied in personnel evaluation, generalizability theory is better than classical test theory. Generalizability theory can examine many factors at one time and gives weights to some dimensions, but classical test theory can’t. The objects of application of generalizability theory included mainly company and organization. Applied in personnel evaluation, generalizability theory was faced with some problem such as application area, sample, validity, microcosmic evaluation.

Key words: generalizability theory, personnel evaluation, psychological and educational measurement