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Situational Judgment Tests

Theory, Measurement, and Application, 1st Edition

Edited by Jeff A. Weekley, Robert E. Ployhart

Psychology Press

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Situational Judgment Tests advances the science and practice of SJTs by promoting a theoretical framework, providing an understanding of best practices, and establishing a research agenda for years to come. Currently, there is no other source that provides such a comprehensive treatment of situational judgment testing.

Key features of this book include:

  • chapters rich with theoretical insights and future research possibilities;
  • numerous implications for improving the practical applications of SJTs, which include not only SJT development and scoring, but also operational issues affecting test administration and interpretation;
  • comprehensive summaries of published and unpublished SJT research; and
  • chapters that address topics that are timely and current, such as issues involving the international application of SJTs and technological considerations.

This text is relevant for academics, practitioners, and students of human resource management, organizational behavior, management, and industrial/organizational psychology. This book is new in SIOP's Organizational Frontiers Series, publications of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.


"…this book provides an outstanding introduction and overview of situational judgment testing. The collection of chapters provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of the field. Most of the readings would be accessible to upper level undergraduates….would also recommend it to any graduate student in industrial-organizational psychology who is looking for ideas for research projects."


"This volume obviously is a must-read for practitioners already designating, validating, and employing STJs.. A good deal of this volume is comprised of contributions that offfer fresh, interesting, theory-based directions for future selection research generally. I therefore recommend this volume to the broad audience of those academics and practitioners interested in the psychology of talent acquisition. They will find much of interest in Situational Judgment Tests, whether or not they are particularly interested in the SJT technique itself." - Seymour Adler, Aon Consulting

Table of Contents

Contents: R. Pritchard, Series Foreword. Preface. J.A. Weekley, R.E. Ployhart, An Introduction to Situational Judgment Testing. Part I:Theory. T.L. Gessner, R.J. Klimoski, Making Sense of Situations. M.E. Brooks, S. Highhouse, Can Good Judgment Be Measured? S.J. Motowidlo, A.C. Cooper, H.L. Jackson, A Theoretical Basis for Situational Judgment Tests. R.E. Ployhart, The Predictor Response Process Model. S.E. Stemler, R.J. Sternberg, Using Situational Judgment Tests to Measure Practical Intelligence. Part II: Measurement. N. Schmitt, D. Chan, Situational Judgment Tests: Method or Construct? J.A. Weekley, R.E. Ployhart, B.C. Holtz, On the Development of Situational Judgment Tests: Issues in Item Development, Scaling, and Scoring. M.A. McDaniel, D.L. Whetzel, N.S. Hartman, N.T. Nguyen, W.L. Grubb, III, Situational Judgment Tests: Validity and an Integrative Model. A.C. Hooper, M.J. Cullen, P.R. Sackett, Operational Threats to the Use of SJTs: Faking, Coaching, and Retesting Issues. T.N. Bauer, D.M. Truxillo, Applicant Reactions to Situational Judgment Tests: Research and Related Practical Issues. Part III: Application. J.B. Olson-Buchanan, F. Drasgow, Multimedia Situational Judgment Tests: The Medium Creates the Message. F. Lievens, International Situational Judgment Tests. B.A. Fritzsche, K.C. Stagl, E. Salas, C.S. Burke, Enhancing the Design, Delivery, and Evaluation of Scenario-Based Training: Can Situational Judgment Tests Contribute? T.V. Mumford, M.A. Campion, F.P. Morgeson, Situational Judgment in Work Teams: A Team Role Typology. R.E. Ployhart, J.A. Weekley, Situational Judgment: Some Suggestions for Future Science and Practice.

About the Series

SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series

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Launched in 1983 to make scientific contributions to the field, this series has attempted to publish books on cutting edge theory and research derived from practice in industrial and organizational psychology and related organizational science disciplines.

The goal of the series is to inform and stimulate research for SIOP members (students, practitioners and researchers) and people in related disciplines, including other subdisciplines of psychology, organizational behavior, human resource management, and labor and industrial relations.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Industrial & Organizational Psychology