Washington, D.C. – The American Institutes for Research will send experts in workplace and career issues to the 27th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), which is being held April 26-28, 2012 in San Diego, CA.
AIR presentations will include innovative approaches to setting cutoff scores; best practices for collecting KSAO-task linkages; students’ perceptions of human resources; and innovations in computer-based testing.
SIOP is part of the American Psychological Association and its stated mission is “to enhance human well-being and performance in organizational and work settings by promoting the science, practice, and teaching of industrial-organizational psychology.”
AIR presentations will include:
Thursday, April 26
To Raise or Lower the Bar: Innovations in Standard Setting
Setting standards is important for I/O Psychology. Traditionally, the study of cut scores focused mostly on expert judgments in selection, but the implications for other areas of human resource management are just as important. All five papers in the symposium address novel aspects to setting cut scores.
AIR Presenters: Alok Bhupatkar, James Kurtessis and Lorin M. Mueller
It’s All Related: Criterion-Related Validity
SIOP defines an interactive poster session as “a dynamic forum among presenters, a facilitator, and the audience, intended to encourage discussion and sharing of multiple perspectives.” Dr. Kelley J. Krokos will be facilitating an interactive poster session on the topic of Criterion Related Validity. The four posters in this session were selected by SIOP’s Program Committee, which identified the papers as having a similar theme. The session will begin as a traditional poster session with interested individuals reviewing the posters and engaging in one-on-one conversations with the authors. Then, Dr. Krokos will facilitate a group discussion regarding the content of the papers and the topic of criterion related validity more generally.
AIR Presenter: Kelley Krokos
Friday, April 27
Commitment Profiles and Perceived Locus of Causality
This study assesses Meyer and colleagues (Meyer et al., 2004; 2006) propositions regarding commitment and regulation. Specifically, we examine the relationship between commitment profiles and anchors of extrinsic motivation (Ryan & Deci, 2000). Results reveal that affective commitment has the highest levels of autonomous regulation when combined with normative commitment.
AIR Presenter: Alok Bhupatkar
Perceived Subordinate Support (PSubS): Construct Definition and Scale Development
This study explores a new construct, Perceived Subordinate Support (PSubS). It begins the process of distinguishing PSubS from the related constructs of Perceived Organizational Support (POS) and Perceived Supervisor Support (PSS), and details the development of the PSubS scale. Results of factor analyses support the uniqueness of the PSubS construct.
AIR Presenter: Timothy Clayton
Overcoming Common Obstacles to Strong Theses and Dissertations
The pressure to obtain “significant results” often trumps the importance of careful research design, leaving students asking what could have been done differently when results do not emerge as anticipated. This panel discussion addresses common issues and limitations often faced during the preparation of a thesis/dissertation.
AIR Presenters: Ashley A. Miller, Andrew Loignon and Timothy Clayton
Think about the Link: Best Practices for Collecting KSAO-Task Linkages
The current study expands on existing literature by surveying a broad sample of Industrial-Organizational psychologists and other practitioners to identify common approaches and best practices for collecting, analyzing, and leveraging KSAO-task linkages. Results indicate that practitioners use a variety of rating sources, ratings scales, and definitions to establish linkages.
AIR Presenters: Sarah Gilbert, Cheryl Hendrickson, Andrew Loignon and Tara Myers
An Agent Based Model of Expectation States Theory, with Personality
Status structures in task oriented groups do not always place the most competent members as the most powerful. This paper presents an agent-based model of expectation states theory, relating the development of status structures within task oriented groups to status characteristics unrelated to the task, task competencies and personality traits.
AIR Presenter: Kathleen Perez-Lopez
Saturday, April 28
Can’t We All Get Along? Students’ Perceptions of Human Resources
This study found significant differences between HR and business students regarding perceptions of role of HR in organizations but not perceptions of the importance of understanding HR topics. Building on prior research about perceptions and attitudes this study discusses the implications of these findings and provides recommendations.
AIR Presenters: James Kurtessis, Lorin M. Mueller, Timothy Clayton, Alexander Alonso, and Alok Bhupatkar
More information about the conference may be found at http://www.siop.org/conferences/.
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education, and workforce productivity. For more information, visit www.air.org.