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Trying to understand the different pieces of the construct validity puzzle of assessment centers: an examination of assessor and assessee effects.
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PMID:  12184572     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study examined the effects of assessor-related factors (i.e., type of assessor) and assessee-related factors (i.e., type of assessee profile) on the construct validity of assessment center ratings. In particular, 3 types of assessors (26 industrial/organizational [I/O] psychologists, 20 managers, and 27 students), rated assessee performances that varied according to cross-exercise consistency (i.e., relatively inconsistent vs. relatively consistent) and dimension differentiation (relatively undifferentiated vs. relatively differentiated). Construct validity evidence was established for only one assessee profile and only in the I/O psychologist and managerial samples. More generally, these results indicate that 3 factors (poor design, assessor unreliability, and especially cross-situational inconsistent assessee performances) may explain why construct validity evidence is often not established in operational assessment centers.
Filip Lievens
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of applied psychology     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0021-9010     ISO Abbreviation:  J Appl Psychol     Publication Date:  2002 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-08-19     Completed Date:  2002-09-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0222526     Medline TA:  J Appl Psychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  675-86     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Personnel Management and Work and Organizational Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Employee Performance Appraisal*
Observer Variation
Personality Assessment*
Reproducibility of Results
Task Performance and Analysis

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