Cautions about the Usefulness of Indirect Measures of Personality Based on Personnel Selection Methods

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)476-477
Journal / PublicationEuropean Journal of Personality
Issue number5
Online published25 Oct 2017
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes


Lievens discussed how two personnel selection methods, situational judgment tests and assessment centre exercises, can be used as potentially useful, indirect measurement methods for personality, thus helping to build a bridge between two separate streams of research on personality assessment and personnel selection and ultimately improving the ecological and predictive validity of personality. We provide some alternative perspectives regarding several assumptions and cost‐effectiveness issues underlying Lievens's arguments and suggestions. Copyright © 2017 European Association of Personality Psychology