Details: Topic: Principles of Validity
For this discussion board, suppose an I/O psychologist uses an emotional intelligence test to assess applicants for a high-profile CEO position because it has well-documented predictive validity. However, members of a particular minority group tend to score low on this emotional intelligence test.
Some applicants who have not been hired based on their test scores are criticizing the use of this biased test.
Explain why validity is an important property for a psychological test and include in this discussion the concepts of content, criterion-related, and construct measures.
Suggest some strategies for validating a test for emotional intelligence.
What steps need to be taken prior to drawing the conclusion that the test is “biased” in the psychometric sense?
What other measures of validity would you need as evidence to support the continuation or discontinuation of this emotional intelligence test?
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