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Culture and Testing Practices: Is the world flat?

Ryan, AM, Reeder, M, Golubovich, J, Grand, J, Inceoglu, Ilke, Bartram, D, Derous, E, Nikolaou, I and Yao, X (2017) Culture and Testing Practices: Is the world flat? Applied Psychology: an international review, 66 (3). pp. 434-467.

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Much has been speculated regarding the influence of cultural norms on the acceptance and use of personnel selection testing. This study examined the cross-level direct effects of four societal cultural variables (performance orientation, future orientation, uncertainty avoidance and tightness-looseness) on selection practices of organizations in 23 countries. 1,153 HR professionals responded to a survey regarding testing practices in hiring contexts. Overall, little evidence of a connection between cultural practices and selection practices emerged. Implications of these findings for personnel selection and cross-cultural research as well as directions for future work in this area are described.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Surrey Business School
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
Authors :
Ryan, AM
Reeder, M
Golubovich, J
Grand, J
Bartram, D
Derous, E
Nikolaou, I
Yao, X
Date : 7 March 2017
DOI : 10.1111/apps.12095
Copyright Disclaimer : This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Ryan, A. M., Reeder, M. C., Golubovich, J., Grand, J., Inceoglu, I., Bartram, D., Derous, E., Nikolaou, I. and Yao, X. (2017), Culture and Testing Practices: Is the World Flat?. Applied Psychology. doi:10.1111/apps.12095, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Uncontrolled Keywords : selection, testing, culture, multi-country
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 14 Feb 2017 19:08
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 17:12

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