Updated perspectives on the international legal environment for selection

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Aichia Chuang, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: To compare and contrast the legal environment for selection in various countries, the senior author prepared a set of questions about the legal environment for selection, prepared model answers describing the legal environment in the United States, and contacted psychologists in various countries, asking them to prepare a document describing the legal environment in their countries. The goal was to obtain a range of perspectives by sampling about 20 countries. Furthermore, there continues to be occupational segregation to some extent in all countries surveyed, and women are still more likely to join the workforce as part-time workers in many countries. Research examining gender differences in selection constructs and tools was also scarce in most countries, and research investigating group differences in job performance was virtually nonexistent outside of the US Language, culture, and differences in educational access and attainment are seen as key concerns in understanding differences in test scores across groups.

Additional Information

J. L. Farr & N. T. Tippins (Eds.), Handbook of employee selection (2nd ed.) (pp. 659-677). New York, NY: Routledge
Language: English
Date: 2017
employee selection, industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology, discrimination

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