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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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AMBIEL, Rodolfo Augusto Matteo; CAMPOS, Maria Isabel de; ALVES, Bárbara de Paula  and  SILVA, Carla Priscila. Fundamentals and applicability of the Situational Judgment Tests in the Organizational Psychology Context. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2015, vol.15, n.3, pp. 298-308. ISSN 1984-6657.

Considering the lack of publication on this subject in Brazil, the intent of this theoretical paper is to present the fundamentals and research concerning Situational Judgment Tests, which are tests composed of narratives of situations that introduce realistic challenges related to work tasks and alternatives representing resolutions to the given situation.This kind of assessment instrument enjoys prestige in the international literature, owing to its positive results in predicting workrelated behaviors. In this paper, we discuss its applicability in the field of organizational psychology, specifically in personnel selection, as well as its psychometric properties, mainly regarding the influence of the instructions on the validity of the instruments. We then present some recent studies that have investigated aspects of Situational Judgment Tests in organizational psychology,as well as suggestions for popularizing Situational Judgment Tests in Brazil and guidelines for future research.

Keywords : Organizational psychology; personnel selection; selection tests; psychological testing; psychological assessment.

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