Journal of Business and Psychology

, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 457–465

Master's Level Training in Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Does It Meet the SIOP Guidelines?

  • Wanda A. Trahan
  • Hunter A. McAllister


In order to assess the extent to which terminal master's level I/O programs were consistent with Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) guidelines, recent graduates of master's level I/O and related programs were surveyed. The survey focused on the competency areas emphasized in the SIOP (1994) guidelines: data collection and analysis competencies, core I/O competencies, and additional I/O competencies. Participants in the survey provided their perceptions of the coverage of the various competencies in graduate school as well as the importance of these competencies in their current jobs. The results of the survey show that current master's level programs are generally consistent with the guidelines. Both data collection/data analysis competencies and core I/O competencies were perceived as having been well covered. Further, these same competencies were for the most part seen as important in the participants' current jobs.

industrial/organizational psychology SIOP master's degree programs competencies 


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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wanda A. Trahan
    • 1
  • Hunter A. McAllister
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologySoutheastern Louisiana UniversityHammond
  2. 2.Southeastern Louisiana UniversityUSA

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