Abstract

The present study investigated the effectiveness of using a weighted application blank technique (WAB) to assist in the selection of graduate students in an industrial/organizational psychology master's program. The results indicated that employing WAB scores of students can substantially improve decision-making accuracy (e.g., reduce the number of erroneous acceptances and increase the number of correct acceptances) on a variety of criteria of graduate school success. The use of WAB results for early identification and counseling purposes is also discussed.