Investigating factors related to score change at retest: Examining promotional assessments

dc.contributor.advisor Frame, Mark Reichin, Sydney Lyla
dc.contributor.committeemember Jackson, Alexander
dc.contributor.committeemember Hein, Michael
dc.contributor.department Psychology en_US 2018-06-05T20:04:54Z 2018-06-05T20:04:54Z 2018-03-27
dc.description.abstract While research regarding retesting in the selection process is vast, there is limited research regarding retesting in promotion. Additionally, retesting on in-basket simulations and situational judgement tests is also lacking. This study sought to bridge these gaps in the literature, while also attempting to provide an explanation for the majority of findings that scores do increase at retest. Specifically, the current study assessed the effect of anxiety, motivation and information known on subsequent test scores. Data was collected from Tennessee Highway Patrol’s (THP) annual promotional process. Participants were approximately 451 THP officers who were eligible for promotion over three years. Results indicated that for those applying to the sergeant position, that anxiety had a stronger effect on those without previous experience than those with previous experience. The other moderating variables showed no moderating effect of previous experience on performance. It is the hope that this study acts as a catalyst for the continued research on the explanation for score increases in the retesting domain. M.A.
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University
dc.subject Assessment
dc.subject In-Basket Exercise
dc.subject Promotion
dc.subject Selection
dc.subject Situational Judgement Test
dc.subject Testing
dc.subject.umi Psychology
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters
dc.title Investigating factors related to score change at retest: Examining promotional assessments
dc.type Thesis
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