Gender differences in work sample assessments: Not all tests are created equal Article

Harari, MB, Viswesvaran, C, O'Rourke, R. (2014). Gender differences in work sample assessments: Not all tests are created equal . 30(1), 29-34. 10.5093/tr2014a4

cited authors

  • Harari, MB; Viswesvaran, C; O'Rourke, R

abstract

  • We examined gender differences in five different types of clerical work sample exercises. Our results indicated that, overall, gender differences were minimal. However, there was substantial variability in gender differences across work sample exercises such that the magnitude and direction of gender differences depended on the constructs that each assessed. Gender differences favored females on tests that involved typing skills and verbal comprehension, while gender differences favored males on tests that involved spatial abilities. We found mixed support for the notion that males would outperform females on work sample assessments of technical skills. © 2014 Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos de Madrid. Production by Elsevier España, S.L. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • January 1, 2014

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 29

end page

  • 34

volume

  • 30

issue

  • 1