A Comparative Study of the Reliability and Validity of China's Postgraduate Enrollment System

Lan Yu


This study aimed to evaluate the validity and utility of knowledge test and situational judgement test (SJT) for postgraduate selection. In a sample of 310 applicants, this study shows that SJT significantly related to creative performance and the SJT had incremental validity over the knowledge test. At last, the study proposes countermeasures and suggestions for the effective evaluation of candidates' innovative ability and academic potential in postgraduate selection.

Keywords: creative performance, situational judgment test, declarative knowledge, procedural knowledge

DOI: 10.7176/PPAR/9-2-01

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ISSN (Paper)2224-5731 ISSN (Online)2225-0972

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