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Psychological assessment in industry

R. P. van der Merwe
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 25, No 3 | a682 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v25i3.682 | © 1999 R. P. van der Merwe | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 25 June 1999 | Published: 25 June 1999

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R. P. van der Merwe, University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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Abstract

Recent and ongoing developments in the South African labour legislation, and especially the implications of the Employment Equity Act, highlight once again the importance of the validation of instruments to be used for assessment purposes. A needs analysis was done with regard to psychological assessment in industry today. Biographical information on each company is supplied, including the number of employees. The role of psychological assessment in the selection procedure is discussed, as well as levels at which tests are applied. The different tests used as well as the users are indicated. Comments, recommendations and shortcomings are discussed.

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Onlangse en voortdurende ontwikkelinge in die Suid-Afrikaanse arbeidswetgewing, en veral die implikasies van die Wet op Gelyke Indiensneming, beklemtoon weer eens die belangrikheid van die geldigheid van instrumente wat gebruik word vir evalueringsdoeleindes. n Behoeftebepaling is gedoen met betrekking tot hedendaagse sielkundige evaluering in die bedryf. Biografiese inligting word oor die onderskeie organisasies verstrek, insluitende die aancal werknemers. Die rol van sielkundige evaluering in die keuringsprosedure word bespreek, sowel as die vlakke waarop toetsing toegepas word in die organisasies. Die verskillende toetse wat gebruik word, sowel as die toetsgebruikers, word aangedui. Opmerkings, aanbevelings en tekortkominge word bespreek.


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Industry; Psychological assessment

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