A comparative validation study of the behavioral description interview and situational interview

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dc.contributor.advisor Catano, Victor M. (Victor Michael), 1944-
dc.creator Mosher, Maxon R.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:16Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:16Z
dc.date.issued 1991
dc.identifier.other BF637 I5 M67 1991
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22022
dc.description ii, 70 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 52-58).
dc.description.abstract Behavioral Description and Situational questions were developed based on a critical incident job analysis of initial level military training. Interviewers were 12 Military Career Counsellors (MCCs) and the interviewees were 53 Canadian Forces applicants. All were interviewed using the traditional interview and the Behavioral Description Interview (BDI), 20 were also interviewed using the Situational Interview (SI), and 15 independent ratings of the BDI responses were also obtained. The criterion measure for all of the interviews was a specifically designed rating form based on the same dimensions identified in the critical incident analysis. The BDI was found to be valid and reliable (r =.44, p<.01; interrater reliability .69, p <.01). Neither the SI nor the traditional interview produced significant validities. Small sample size and methodological problems may have affected the results of the SI, but other factors such as the nature of the success criteria and experience level of the applicant population may also have had an impact.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc BF637.I5
dc.subject.lcsh Interviewing -- Methodology
dc.subject.lcsh Soldiers -- Interviews
dc.subject.lcsh Interviewing -- Evaluation
dc.subject.lcsh Interviewing -- Psychological aspects
dc.title A comparative validation study of the behavioral description interview and situational interview
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Applied Psychology
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Psychology
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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