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Contemporary ethical challenges in industrial psychological testing in South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Linda Fourie en_US
dc.contributor.author De Bod, Andri
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-31T10:18:59Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-31T10:18:59Z
dc.date.issued 2012-10-31
dc.date.submitted 2011-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/8011
dc.description M.Phil. (Industrial Psychology) en_US
dc.description.abstract Psychometric testing in South Africa faces many challenges at present. Among these challenges is the fact that many individuals utilising psychometric tests are not professionally registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. The key objective of this qualitative study was to gain a better understanding of the contemporary ethical challenges in psychometric testing in South Africa. A total of ten industrial psychologists participated in the study, and content analysis was used to interpret the data. Findings indicated that ethical conduct based on specific ethical values and principles are expected of the testing practitioner within the testing process. An exploratory conceptual framework was produced, which outlines the possible ethical challenges inherent in psychometric testing. The conceptual framework may be applied by industrial psychologists, regulatory bodies, and test-takers during testing engagements. Awareness and understanding of the ethical challenges could inform and promote ethical behaviour in testing practices, as well as encourage testing practitioners to strive for the highest standards of professionalism and ethical excellence. The present project thus aimed to contribute to the continued development of the field of psychometric testing in South Africa. It was envisaged that the information gathered in the process would not only document the most prominent ethical challenges in testing practices, but also form the basis for generating suggestions regarding the agenda that needs to be established to guide and enhance testing practices in South Africa. Keywords: ethics, psychometric testing, ethical challenge, ethical testing conceptual framework. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Psychological tests - Moral and ethical aspects en_US
dc.subject Psychometric testing en_US
dc.title Contemporary ethical challenges in industrial psychological testing in South Africa en_US
dc.type Mini-Dissertation en_US

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