Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

935

Date

2013

Date of Award

7-24-2013

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Major

Psychology

Concentration

Experimental Psychology

Committee Chair

William O. Dwyer

Committee Member

Paul C. Green

Committee Member

William L. Farmer

Committee Member

Randy Floyd

Abstract

Competencies have been present in the field of industrial-organizational psychology for 40 years, but there is little empirical research available concerning the construct. The current study used data from a functioning organization to better understand the relationships between competencies and the relationship of competencies to job performance. The study results suggest that competency ratings are stable over time, that different competencies are used to perform different types of goals, and that competencies moderate the relationship between job performance in year one and year two. A better understanding of competencies is necessary for practitioners to use the constructs most effectively.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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