Creating whole worlds out of half truths: The IQ-job performance relationship as self-fulfilling
Presented at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2009 (August 2009), Chicago, IL
Since its development in the early 20th century, IQ testing has been used in a variety of organizational contexts. This practice is premised in a large body of research that finds a strong relationship between IQ scores and future job performance. However, on this basis, IQ scores are also employed as a criterion for distributing scarce resources. The latter application of IQ testing has the potential to make the IQ score - job performance relationship, in part, selffulfilling. In examining this dynamic, we also consider the broader issues of how the social sciences influence practices and vice-versa.
|69th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2009|
|Organisation||Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University|
Byington, E.K, & Felps, W.A. (2009). Creating whole worlds out of half truths: The IQ-job performance relationship as self-fulfilling. In Academy of Management 2009 Annual Meeting: Green Management Matters, AOM 2009. doi:10.5465/ambpp.2009.44245989