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Prediction of Job Retention Using a Brief Projective Test Battery: a Preliminary Report
International Journal of Selection and Assessment
  • Alan J. Raphael
  • Charles J. Golden, Nova Southeastern University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-1-1997
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Peer Reviewed
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Abstract
The use of objectively validated projective tests in personnel decisions has been limited in recent years because of the perception that such tests are highly subjective, difficult to administer, and difficult to score in a reliable manner. The present paper demonstrates the use of a brief (½ hour) projective test battery consisting of the Bender–Gestalt, House–Tree–Person, and a free drawing test which can be administered in a personnel office and scored blindly using an objective scoring system. The study showed that such a battery could predict six month retention rates in a sample of recently hired corrections officers at statistically significant rates (2 = 6.25, p < 0.05) despite the fact that the individuals had already been thoroughly prescreened using the company's comprehensive normal procedures. The possible uses and advantages of a language-free projective battery are discussed along with future research directions.
DOI
10.1111/1468-2389.54063
Citation Information
Alan J. Raphael and Charles J. Golden. "Prediction of Job Retention Using a Brief Projective Test Battery: a Preliminary Report" International Journal of Selection and Assessment Vol. 5 Iss. 4 (1997) p. 229 - 232 ISSN: 0965-075X
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/charles-golden/152/