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Revista de Psicología del Trabajo y de las Organizaciones

On-line version ISSN 2174-0534Print version ISSN 1576-5962


ALONSO, Pamela; TAURIZ, Gabriel  and  CHORAGWICKA, Beata. Merit Ratings (Training and Experience) in the Public Administration and Industry: Reliability, Validity and Gender Differences. Rev. psicol. trab. organ. [online]. 2009, vol.25, n.3, pp.245-258. ISSN 2174-0534.

This article presents two studies examining reliability (internal consistency, equivalence, and stability), construct validity, and gender discrimination of merit ratings as a personnel selection procedure. The first study (N=72) found that merit rating showed a large test-retest reliability and rater’s agreement (rxx=.93) but low internal consistency (a=.53). It was also observed evidence of gender discrimination against women. In the second study, two samples (N=42 and N=98) were used for estimating internal consistency, construct validity and gender discrimination. Results showed Alpha’s coefficients smaller than study 1 and larger gender discrimination.

Keywords : merit ratings; experience; training; validity; reliability; discrimination.

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