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The predictive validity of learning potential and English language proficiency for work performance of candidate engineers

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dc.contributor.advisor Bekwa, Nomfusi
dc.contributor.author Mphokane, Adelaide
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-19T13:47:26Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-19T13:47:26Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Mphokane, Adelaide (2014) The predictive validity of learning potential and English language proficiency for work performance of candidate engineers, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/14410> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/14410
dc.description.abstract The aim of this research was (1) to provide empirical data of learning potential and English language proficiency for work performance; (2) to establish whether race and gender influence work performance; (3) to evaluate practical utility and to propose recommendations for selection purposes. The Learning Potential Computerised Adaptive Test and the English Literacy Skills Assessment were used as measuring instruments to measure learning potential and English language proficiency respectively. Work performance data were obtained from the normal performance data system of the company where the research was conducted. ANOVA results showed differences between race and gender groupings. A regression analysis confirmed the predictive validity of learning potential and English language proficiency on work performance. The Spearman rho correlation coefficient (p < 0.05) showed a significant positive correlation between the investigated variables en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xi, 101 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Learning potential en
dc.subject Cognitive ability en
dc.subject Intelligence testing en
dc.subject Dynamic assessments en
dc.subject English language proficiency en
dc.subject Work performance en
dc.subject.ddc 153.153
dc.subject.lcsh Learning Potential Computerised Adaptive Test
dc.subject.lcsh Adult learning
dc.subject.lcsh Learning ability
dc.subject.lcsh Psychological tests
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Ability tests
dc.subject.lcsh Employees -- Training -- South Africa
dc.title The predictive validity of learning potential and English language proficiency for work performance of candidate engineers en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Industrial and Organisational Psychology en
dc.description.degree M. A. (Industrial & Organisational Psychology)


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