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Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Ray Mendel, Elizabeth Erffmeyer, John O'Connor

Degree Program

Department of Psychology

Degree Type

Master of Arts


The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a Weighted Application Blank to predict turnover for use as a selection tool for a large retail organization. Utilizing the England (1971) procedure, it was hypothesized that significant derivation and cross-validities would be obtained. The hypothesis was partially supported: the derivation validity coefficient was significant (r = .28, p < .01) and the resulting cross-validity coefficient was net significant (r = 19, p < .05). The results and recommendations for implementation of the WAB are discussed.


Business | Human Resources Management | Industrial and Organizational Psychology | Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences