Science is the Foundation of Our Reputation
The reliability and validity of an employment assessment are critically important. Reliability and validity are the statistical criteria used to assess whether an assessment is a good measure. Below are select findings from Birkman criterion-related validity:
- Self-awareness improves 1
- Vocational interests stable from adolescence 2
- Group differences 3
- Likelihood of staying at job (predicts turnover) 4
- Work performance 4
- Success in hiring managers 4
- Work satisfaction increases 5
- Selection improved by 20 percent across multiple organizations 6
1 Maxwell et al, 2016; 2 Wadlington, Elizondo, & Wadlington, 2012; 3 Sema, Weise, & Simo, 2019; 4 Larkey, 2003; 5 Birkman et al, 2008; 6 Mefferd, 1972
White Papers and Technical Sheets
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The research and development department at Birkman is respected not only by users of The Birkman Method® but also by our peers in the psychology and behavioral assessment fields. Our team members have written articles featured in many peer-reviewed and academic journals and have spoken at prominent industry conferences using Birkman research, including the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).
Listed below are a few of the many instances of Birkman research-based thought leadership within our field.
- Birkman Fink, Sharon. (2020). Creatures of Contact. ForbesBooks. ISBN 978-1946633446.
- De Filippis, R. T. (2018). On Coaching with The Birkman Method. Booklocker.com, Inc. ISBN 978-1632637826.
- Huang, J. L., Bramble, R. J., Liu, M., Aqwa, J. J., Ott-Holland, C. J., Ryan, A. M., Lounsbury, J. W., Elizondo, F., Wadlington, P. L. (2015). Rethinking the association between extraversion and job satisfaction: The role of interpersonal job context. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.
- Birkman, Roger, Elizondo, F., Lee, L. G., Wadlington, P. W., Zamzow, M. (2008). The Birkman Method Manual. Birkman International Inc. ISBN 978-0-981709901.
- Ott-Holland, C., Huang, J. L., Ryan, A. M., Elizondo, F., & Wadlington, P. L. (2014). The effects of culture and gender on perceived self-other similarity in personality. Journal of Research in Personality, 53, 13-21.
- Nillsen, C., Earl, J. K., Elizondo, F., & Wadlington, P. L. (2014). Do birds of a feather flock together? An examination of calling, congruence, job design and personality as predictors of job satisfaction and tenure. Journal of Belief and Values, 35(1), 10-24.
- Birkman Fink, Sharon & Capparell, Stephanie. (2013). The Birkman Method: Your Personality at Work. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-1-118-20701-7 (cloth); ISBN 978-1-118-41937-3 (ebk).
- Ott-Holland, C., Huang, J. L., Ryan, A. M., Elizondo, F., & Wadlington, P. L. (2013). Culture and vocational interests: The moderating role of collectivism and gender egalitarianism. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 60(4), 569-581.
- Charles, C. R. (2012). The Magic of The Method: How the Birkman Profile Can Be Your Power Source for Success. Strategic Solutions International, Inc.
- Wadlington, E., Elizondo, F., & Wadlington, P. L. (2012). Working with adolescents more productively. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 16(2), 74-79.
- Wadlington, E., & Wadlington, P. L. (2011). Teacher dispositions: Implications for teacher education. Childhood Education, 87(5), 323-326.
- Birkman, R. W., Elizondo, F., Lee, L. G., Wadlington, P. L., & Zamzow, M. W. (2008).The Birkman Method Manual®. Houston, TX: Birkman International, Inc.
- Bernstein, A. B., (2006). The Birkman Reader. Houston, TX: Birkman International, Inc.
- Birkman, Roger. (2002). A Man of Understanding. Houston 2002. ASIN B0018E5AJS.
- Birkman, Roger. (1995). True Colors. Thomas Nelson Inc. ISBN 0-7852-7856-7.