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An Evaluation of Criterion-Related Validity in Sentences of New Applicants Using the Results on a Job Interview and Personality Scale

  • Suzuki Tomoyuki
    Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, The University of Tokyo, Japan Graduate School of Human Science, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Abstract

<p>This study aimed to examine the criterion-related validity of job application descriptions present in job application forms that college students submit to companies while job hunting. This study also empirically discussed how job application forms should be screened, highlighting that companies can fully understand the traits of each student through such forms, a knowledge that may allow for companies to make well-informed decisions about what type of work and organization should be offered for each student. Data on job application forms and job interviews were collected from a Japanese company. In terms of predictive validity, based on t-test results, significant differences in word frequency were verified in 19 words between higher and lower appraisal in job interviews. In terms of concurrent validity, a correlation analysis showed that partial words had a significant correlation with the Big Five personality factors. An analysis methodology was proposed based on the effectiveness evaluations.</p>

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