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My name is Janis Krumins and I am a final year student at Birkbeck, University of London. I have been studying for a BSc Business Psychology degree, and I am now conducting research for my dissertation to investigate individual’s ability to identify various selection-relevant constructs.

Gathered data will be analysed using contemporary research in the field of HRM and occupational psychology. This study will contribute towards better understanding of selection relevant constructs and their meaning towards effective recruitment techniques.

I would like to invite you to participate in this research, which will involve you completing a multiple-choice questionnaire for approximately 10 minutes. Your data will be treated confidentially and your name/personal details will be anonymised.

Link to survey: https://bbk.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/employee-selection-relevant-constructs

I would be very grateful if you could forward my survey to your personal and professional contacts as I require a large sample size for the study to be successful.

Thank you very much for helping me with my study.

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By clive boorman
12th Apr 2016 11:22

Hi Janis, hope you don't mind this suggestion but it may help with you achieving a better return. I've worked successfully in resourcing/selection/recruitment but have no idea of what it is the survey is trying to achieve. The term 'selection relevant constructs' is not one I'm familiar with. Would it be possible for you to provide a much more straight-forward, lay person description of what you are trying to achieve please?
Hope that doesn't put you off but the need to connect by using common simple language is one that does work, I promise.

regards

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By Shonette
12th Apr 2016 12:03

Glad you mentioned this Clive - I wasn't sure if it was just a term I was unfamiliar with!

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By janis.krumins
12th Apr 2016 16:45

Hi Clive,

Thanks for taking part in my research.

To answer your questions and comments...
My study focuses if individuals with more training and experience are better to identify "selection relevant constructs" compared to individuals with less or no training/experience. In all fairness the study is actually very simple. In regards to your next comment I couldn't agree with you more. I was hoping myself to investigate something more applicable and simple however my work has to have good empirical background which leads to confusing definitions of simple concepts.
Hope that answers your question.

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By clive boorman
13th Apr 2016 07:46

Hi Janis, thanks for the reply. It's the term 'selection relevant constructs' in particular that I don't understand and I don't think I'm any clearer now unfortunately. It's not a term I have used or seen used; could you explain what they are? I'm sure it is simple but just so that I know if I can answer the survey in the first place. Hope that's ok?

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By janis.krumins
13th Apr 2016 09:29

That's one of definitions I've found. I was struggling with this term myself however it does occur in the literature of occupational psychology. I can understand you questioning this as my research is simple however the terminology confuses respondents. Thanks for the feedback as I will look in to that once I'm writing my literature review.
"In a scientific theory, particularly within psychology, a hypothetical construct is an explanatory variable which is not directly observable. For example, the concepts of intelligence and motivation are used to explain phenomena in psychology, but neither is directly observable."

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By Shonette
13th Apr 2016 09:40

Hi Janis,
So by 'selection relevant constructs', do you mean the reasoning HR professionals use to recruit people?

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By Gertruda
02nd May 2022 09:01

I understand students' concerns about help writing a dissertation. All sorts of questions keep me awake at night. This is the most important question: “Will I be breaking the law if I hire a writer to write my dissertation?”
I can directly answer this question: NO, you are not breaking any laws.

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