Development and validation of a HEXACO situational judgment test

Janneke K. Oostrom*, Reinout E. de Vries, Mariska de Wit

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The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a construct-based situational judgment test of the HEXACO personality dimensions. In four studies, among applicants, employees, and Amazon Mechanical Turk participants (Ns = 72–305), we showed that it is possible to assess the six personality dimensions with a situational judgment test and that the criterion-related validity of the situational judgment test is comparable to the criterion-related validity of traditional self-reports but lower than the criterion-related validity of other-reports of personality. Test–retest coefficients (with a time interval of 2 weeks) varied between.55 and.74. Considering personality is the most commonly assessed construct in employee selection contexts (Ryan et al., 2015), this situational judgment test may provide human resources professionals with an alternative assessment tool.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-29
Number of pages29
JournalHuman Performance
Issue number1
Early online date14 Nov 2018
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019


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