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Perceptions of the utility of personality assessment for personnel selection in the South African context: An exploratory study
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Perceptions of the utility of personality assessment for personnel selection in the South African context: An exploratory study

Author: Sapna Fakir; Sumaya Laher
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication:Journal of Psychology in Africa, v25 n5 (2015): 482-485
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This study explored South African industrial psychologists’ perceptions of the utility of personality assessment for personnel selection. Eleven industrial psychologists (2 male, 9 female) from the Johannesburg area, South Africa were the participants. They participated in semi-structured interviews exploring their understanding of the place of personality assessment in personnel selection within organisational  Read more...
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Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: Sapna Fakir; Sumaya Laher
ISSN:1433-0237
DOI: 10.1080/14330237.2015.1101285
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 5997476099
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This study explored South African industrial psychologists’ perceptions of the utility of personality assessment for personnel selection. Eleven industrial psychologists (2 male, 9 female) from the Johannesburg area, South Africa were the participants. They participated in semi-structured interviews exploring their understanding of the place of personality assessment in personnel selection within organisational settings in South Africa and the common practices employed. Thematic analysis was used to analyse the data. Four dominant themes emerged from the data: person-environment fit; specific uses of personality tests; commonly used tests and validity and ethical concerns. Based on the findings, personality assessment use in South African industry settings appears multi-layered and consistently evolving.
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