Wonderlic Personnel Test


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Wonderlic Personnel Test

Psychology A brief psychological test which assesses a person's ability to learn and grasp principles and apply them in new settings
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Wonderlic Personnel Test

(wŏn′dĕr-lik)
[Eldon F. Wonderlic, 20th-cent. U.S. industrial psychologist]
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An intelligence test to determine the suitability of a job applicant for employment and on-the-job training. It consists of 50 questions, arranged from the simplest to the most difficult. It is used in many applications, esp. in the National Football League (NFL) as a gauge of numerical, verbal, and logical ability of the applicant and the ability to solve problems quickly.
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Ability and conscientiousness were measured with the same instruments used in Study 1 (Wonderlic Personnel Test and the PCI, respectively).
Two of these people agreed to take the Wonderlic Personnel Test and to fill out the questionnaire at a later time.
Finally, all trainees completed a measure of cognitive ability, the Wonderlic Personnel Test, in order to assess and to control for differences among trainees in their cognitive ability.
Two areas of testing are intelligence/ personality and psychological/psychopathological.(13) Numerous intelligence and personality tests can be used, but the Wonderlic Personnel test, which tests spelling, grammar, and math, is perhaps the most effective and efficient for small private security agencies.
Validity comparison of the General Ability Measure for Adults with the Wonderlic Personnel Test. North American Journal of Psychology, 3(1), 173-182.
One such test of cognitive ability, the Wonderlic Personnel Test, measures an individual's ability to learn, adapt, solve problems, and understand instructions.
In addition, Frisch and Jessop (1989) conducted a study that assessed the capability of the Shipley and Wonderlic Personnel Test in predicting Full Scale WAIS-R IQ scores using a sample of 34 male psychiatric inpatients.
These included intelligence (as assessed by the Wonderlic Personnel Test), trait mastery and performance orientation, gender, and a single-item measure of prior video game experience.