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Article in JAP challenging the "historical finding" of no test bias now available

  • 1.  Article in JAP challenging the "historical finding" of no test bias now available

    Posted 10-21-2023 08:36

    Dear MH Friends,<o:p></o:p>

    Many of us have been concerned about bias in testing for a long time. I am delighted to share an article just published online in the Journal of Applied Psychology that challenges the "historical" finding that no bias exists in testing:<o:p></o:p>

    ·        Aguinis, H., & Culpepper, S. A. in press. Improving our understanding of predictive bias in testing. Journal of Applied Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1037/apl0001152 <o:p></o:p>

    We make the case that scientific findings about racioethnic differences in the meaning and functioning of standardized testing need to be contextualized within a historical background: slavery; legal segregation in education, employment, and voting; and post–World War II legislation that specifically excluded farm workers and maids from minimum wage protections and unions at a time when 60-75% of the African American labor force were farm workers and maids. We hope this article will be a game-changer and positively influence testing practices and policymaking. It is open access, so feel free to download it and forward it to anyone you wish. <o:p></o:p>

    All the best,<o:p></o:p>


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    Herman Aguinis, Ph.D.
    Avram Tucker Distinguished Scholar & Professor of Management
    The George Washington University School of Business
    Washington, DC