PSY 838 GCU University Work Based Assessment

Description

Work-based assessment is a central topic in industrial and organizational psychology. Work-based assessments are often criticized for lack of quantitative rigor and lack of predictive nature for work performance. However, companies and organizations that have clear methods to describe the work, attributes needed to perform the work, and systematic performance management systems tend to be more successful. Work-based assessment includes both predictive-based (e.g., ability test, work sample test) and a criterion-based assessment (e.g., work output). In this assignment you will evaluate and find empirical support for the theoretical approach that best describes predictive and criterion work-based assessment. What strategies would increase rigor of work-based assessment? Identify the unique role an industrial organizational psychologist has in an organization for work-based assessment.

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
  • Refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association for specific guidelines related to doctoral level writing. The Manual contains essential information on manuscript structure and content, clear and concise writing, and academic grammar and usage.
  • This assignment requires that at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.
  • You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

Directions:

Write an essay (1,750-2,000 words) in which you examine a work-based assessment. In your essay, address the following:

  1. A research-based evaluation of the theoretical approach that best describes predictive and criterion work-based assessment. (Benchmarks C4.4: Evaluate theories and methods for selecting, training, appraising, organizing, and supervising both employees and managers.)
  2. Proposed strategies to improve work-based assessment. (Benchmarks C4.5: Evaluate methods for the selection, administration, and interpretation of workplace tests and assessments.)
  3. Identification of the industrial organizational psychologist’s role in work-based assessment. (Benchmarks C4.1: Identify the role of industrial organizational psychologists in an organization.)

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