Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
William O. Dwyer
Paul C. Green
William L. Farmer
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.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Hyneman, Andrea Bordwell, "Competencies in the Wild: Testing the Theoretical Assumptions of Competencies" (2013). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 785.