General Mental Ability, Job Performance, and Red Herrings: Responses to Osterman, Hauser, and Schmitt

Schmidt, Frank; Huy Le; In-Sue Oh; Shaffer, Jonathan
November 2007
Academy of Management Perspectives;Nov2007, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p64
Academic Journal
The article presents a response to comments made about the authors' article in the August 2007 issue concerning methodological advances in human resource research. The authors contend that Osterman, Hauser, and Schmitt missed the central point of the article by concentrating their criticism on tangential discussions. The authors also state that many of the comments involve petty criticisms, misinterpretations of research evidence, and and some are just completely wrong. The authors offer clarification concerning research on mental ability.


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