Personality testing has become exceedingly popular in a
variety of employment settings that use these tests to project the success of
potential or current employees. However, the factor analysis that is the
foundation of the personality test construct poses challenges for determining
the reliability and validity of the tests. In this assignment, you will explore
the methods for determining reliability and validity of personality testing.
Write a paper of 1,000-1,250 words that discusses the
reliability and validity of personality testing. Include the following:
1. A discussion of the construction of personality testing:
What role does factor analysis play in constructing personality tests?
2. A discussion of the means of determining the reliability
of personality tests: Which estimates of reliability are the most applicable to
3. A discussion of the means of determining the validity of
personality tests: What is the relationship of convergent and discriminant
validity to these tests?
4. A discussion of whether personality test results can be
projected to potential or continued employee success: To what extent can these
tests determine how well an employee will function in his or her assigned role?