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More than a Mirage: An Assessment Center with More Dimension Variance than Exercise Variance.

Guenole, Nigel; Chernyshenko, Sasha; Stark, Stephen; Cockerill, T. and Drasgow, F.. 2013. More than a Mirage: An Assessment Center with More Dimension Variance than Exercise Variance. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 86(1), pp. 5-21. ISSN 0963-1798 [Article]

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Assessment centers (ACs) are widely recognized to be among the best tools for assessing and developing management talent (Povah & Thornton, 2011). Yet, the current consensus about the construct validity of ACs is that exercises rather than dimensions explain the majority of variance in ratings. Because much of the data on which these conclusions is based is now old, it is worthwhile to periodically re-examine this issue to see whether well implemented designs produce better measurements of dimensions. We present results from 1,205 executive level leaders from Fortune 500 firms across Europe and North America who participated in developmental assessment centers that use modern design principles where assessors were formally examined to ensure they had a common frame or reference. Our results showed that while dimensions and exercises mutually determined ratings more variation was due to dimensions than exercises suggesting that AC designs.

Item Type: Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-8325.2012.02063.x

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Institute of Management Studies
Psychology
Research Office > REF2014

Dates:

DateEvent
March 2013Published

Item ID:

7196

Date Deposited:

04 Sep 2012 11:04

Last Modified:

27 Jun 2017 13:10

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/7196
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