Comprehensive Meta-Analysis of Integrity Test Validities: Findings and Implications for Personnel Selection and Theories of Job Performance Article

Ones, DS, Viswesvaran, C, Schmidt, FL. (1993). Comprehensive Meta-Analysis of Integrity Test Validities: Findings and Implications for Personnel Selection and Theories of Job Performance . 78(4), 679-703. 10.1037/0021-9010.78.4.679

cited authors

  • Ones, DS; Viswesvaran, C; Schmidt, FL

abstract

  • The authors conducted a comprehensive meta-analysis based on 665 validity coefficients across 576,460 data points to investigate whether integrity test validities are generalizable and to estimate differences in validity due to potential moderating influences. Results indicate that integrity test validities are substantial for predicting job performance and counterproductive behaviors on the job, such as theft, disciplinary problems, and absenteeism. The estimated mean operational predictive validity of integrity tests for predicting supervisory ratings of job performance is .41. Results from predictive validity studies conducted on applicants and using external criterion measures (i.e., excluding self-reports) indicate that integrity tests predict the broad criterion of organizationally disruptive behaviors better than they predict employee theft alone. Despite the influence of moderators, integrity test validities are positive across situations and settings. © 1993 American Psychological Association.

publication date

  • January 1, 1993

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 679

end page

  • 703

volume

  • 78

issue

  • 4