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Volume 8 Issue 3 (September 2000), Pages 93-182

An Investigation into the Relationship between Neuroticism, Extraversion and Cognitive Test Performance in Selection (pages 99-109)

This research reports an investigation into the relationship between neuroticism, extraversion and cognitive test performance in a real selection situation. Strong support is found for the proposition that neuroticism is associated with lower performance on numerical reasoning tests in stressful situations and that the obtained scores provide a significant under‐estimate of the neurotic's true ability in such circumstances. The state‐trait model of anxiety and the concept of cognitive interference appear to provide an adequate explanation of the findings. The implications of these findings for the assessment of cognitive ability in selection are discussed.

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