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Schmitt Neal Schmitt
University Distinguished Professor
Emeritus
Ph.D. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN Major: Industrial Psychology; Minor: Social Psychology 1972
Masters Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN Major: Industrial Psychology; Minor: Social Psychology 1969
Bachelors Loras College, Dubuque, IA Major: Psychology; Minor: Biology 1966
Primary Program: Organizational
340C Psychology
517-355-9607
schmitt@msu.edu


Research Statement
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Professor Schmitt’s recent research has been in personnel and selection and academic admissions. He has been developing procedures to assess college students’ ability and motivation in noncognitive domains that might predict their success in college. In these and other selection-related projects he is interested in the construct and predictive validity of our measures and the impact they have on the people who take the measures as well as the institutions that may use them in their decision making.


Related Research Websites
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Consortium for Multicultural Psychology Research PI: Dr. Frederick Leong
Our primary mission is to generate and apply psychological science to increase our understanding of multicultural issues in both domestic and international contexts.


Research Publications    
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2011Schmitt, N., Golubovich, J. & Leong, F.T.L. (in press). Impact of Measurement Invariance on Construct Correlations, Mean Differences and Relations with External Correlates: An Illustrative Example Using Big Five and RIASEC Measures. Assessment,
2009Friede Westring, A.J., Oswald, F. L., Schmitt, N., Drzakowski, S., Imus, A., Kim, B., & Shivpuri, S. (2009). Estimating trait and situational variance in a situational judgment test. Human Performance, 22, 44-63.
2009Schmitt, N., Fandre, J., Quinn, A., Oswald, F. L., Pleskac, T. J., Sinha, R., & Zorzie, M. (2009). Prediction of four-year college student performance using cognitive and non-cognitive predictors and impact on demographic status of admitted students. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94, 1479-1497 PDF
2008Schmitt, N. (2008). The interaction of neuroticism and gender and its impact on self-efficacy and performance. Human Performance, 21, 49-61.
2008Schmitt, N., Oswald, F. L., Friede, A., Imus, A., & Merritt, S. (2008). Perceived fit with an academic environment: Attitudinal and behavioral outcomes. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 72, 317-335.
2008Schmitt, N., & Kuljanin, G. (2008). Measurement invariance: Review of practice and implications. Human resource management review, 18, 210-222.
2008Pachulicz, S., Schmitt, N., & Kuljanin, G. (2008). A longitudinal model of the career success of emergency physicians. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 73, 242-253.