criterion-related validity

  

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Validity of a selection process test assessed by comparing the test scores with a non-test criterion. For example, test for leadership skills will match the test scores with the traits displayed by known leaders.

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  • You should always have a good understanding of the criterion-related validity so that you can figure out how to use it to your advantage.

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  • When trying to remove subjectivity from employee reviews, it is smart to use criterion-related validity. While certain attributes can not be quantified, by reviewing the criteria required for similar traits, you perform a more objective review.

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  • We had used the criterion-related validity to extract information from the data as our successful employees shared many similar traits.

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