Developing a Biodata Measure and Situational Judgment Inventory as Predictors of College Student Performance

Frederick L. Oswald, Neal Schmitt, Brian H. Kim, Lauren J. Ramsay, Michael A. Gillespie
2004 Journal of Applied Psychology  
This article describes the development and validation of a biographical data (biodata) measure and situational judgment inventory (SJI) as useful predictors of broadly defined college student performance outcomes. These measures provided incremental validity when considered in combination with standardized college-entrance tests (i.e., SAT/ACT) and a measure of Big Five personality constructs. Racial subgroup mean differences were much smaller on the biodata and SJI measures than on the
more » ... than on the standardized tests and college grade point average. Female students tended to outperform male students on most predictors and outcomes with the exception of the SAT/ACT. The biodata and SJI measures show promise for student development contexts and for selecting students on a wide range of outcomes with reduced adverse impact.
doi:10.1037/0021-9010.89.2.187 pmid:15065969 fatcat:czgxbbw64fc5nblhlngikhyaqa