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Ett nytt svenskt arbetspsykologiskt test ocharbetsprestation inom polisen – samtidig validitet
Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Extern validitet hos personlighetstest kan studeras genom att testet ställs motvariabler som mäter arbetsprestation. Syftet med studien var att undersökavaliditeten hos det arbetslivspsykologiska personlighetstestet UPP (Sjöberg,2008). Ett hundra anställda inom polisen, varav 50 kvinnor, tog testet via enInternetplatform. Som externa kriterier användes i studie 1 (N = 100)polisens lönekriterier och i studie 2 (N = 46) ett objektivt kriterium i form avantal förhör för utredare. Resultaten indikerar att vissa variabler i UPPtestetvisade tillfredsställande validitet mot de externa kriterierna.Emotionell stabilitet uppvisade tillfredsställande validitet mot kriterierna ienlighet med tidigare forskning. Noggrannhet uppvisade negativa sambandmed två av kriterierna vilket inte bekräftar tidigare forskning. Flera av UPPtestetsspecifika variabler uppvisade lika god validitet eller bättre jämförtmed de generella variablerna enligt FFM. Särskilt en av de sammansattavariablerna, stresskänslighet, utgjorde en prediktor för arbetsprestation.Vikten av tillgången till goda kriterier för validitetsforskningen diskuteras.

Abstract [en]

The external validity of personality tests can be studied by comparing testvariables to variables measuring job performance. The purpose of this studywas to examine the validity of the employment psychological personalitytest UPP (Sjöberg, 2008). One hundred police employees, including 50women, performed the test through an Internet platform. External criteriawere in study 1 (N = 100) police salary criteria and in study 2 (N = 46) anobjective criterion in terms of number of interrogations for investigators.The results indicate that some variables in the UPP-test showed satisfactoryvalidity against external criteria. Emotional stability showed satisfactoryvalidity against criteria in line with previous research. Conscientiousnessshowed negative correlations with two of the criteria which do not confirmprevious research. Several of the UPP-test specific variables showed equallygood or better validity compared with the general variables according toFFM. The importance of the availability of good criteria for validityresearch is discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
Understanding Personal Potential (UPP), personality, job performance, social desirability, police
National Category
Applied Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-12168OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-12168DiVA: diva2:413182
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2011-05-06 Created: 2011-04-27 Last updated: 2011-05-06Bibliographically approved

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