Psychology and the scientist-practitioner model 2

  UNIT 2

                                     Topic: Human Work Behavior and Job Analysis

Q 1

Why are reliability and validity important for assessment? How are content validity and criterion-related validity used to establish construct validity? Support your position. 200 Words

Q 2

Is a job-oriented, a worker-oriented, or a hybrid job analysis approach most appropriate? Why? 200 words


Course Contents


1. Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Understanding the Workplace

Review Chapter 2; Read Chapter 3.

e-Library Resource

1. Doing Competencies Well: Best Practices in Competency Modeling


Campion, M. A., Fink, A. A., Ruggeberg, B., Carr, L., Phillips, G. M., & Odman, R. B. (2011). Doing competencies well: Best practices in competency modeling. Personnel Psychology, 64(1), 225-262.

2. General and Specific Measures in Organizational Behavior Research: Considerations, Examples, and Recommendations for Researchers


Judge, T. A., & Kammeyer-Meller, J. D. (2012). General and specific measures in organizational behavior research: Considerations, examples, and recommendations for researchers. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 33(2), 161–174.

3. Understanding Work Using the Occupational Information Network (O*NET)

Read pp. 457-474:

Peterson, N. G., Mumford, M. D., Borman, W. C., Jeanneret, P. R., Fleishman, E. A., Levin, K. Y…. Dye, D. M. (2001). Understanding work using the Occupational Information Network (O∗NET). Personnel Psychology, 54(2), 451–492.

4. What Is Coefficient Alpha? An Examination of Theory and Applications


Cortina, J. M. (1993). What is coefficient alpha? An examination of theory and applications. Journal of Applied Psychology, 78(1), 98-104.


1. O*Net OnLine

O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work that may be helpful in responding to discussion questions and assignments.