Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2009

Abstract

This study reviews prior construct-related validity research in assessment centres. Special focus is placed on disentangling possible explanations for the construct-related validity findings. The conclusion is that we now have a much better picture of the reasons behind the construct-related validity findings. Careful assessment centre design and high interrater reliability among assessors seem necessary albeit insufficient conditions to establish assessment centre construct-related validity. The nature of candidate performances is another key factor. This study next discusses how these empirical findings have changed how assessment centres are conceptualized (theoretical advancements framed in the application of trait activation theory), analysed (methodological advancements), and designed (practical advancements).

Keywords

Assessment centres, Construct validity, Constructs, Multitrait-multimethod matrix, Trait activation theory

Discipline

Organizational Behavior and Theory | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology

Volume

18

Issue

1

First Page

102

Last Page

121

ISSN

1359-432X

Identifier

10.1080/13594320802058997

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge): STM, Behavioural Science and Public Health Titles

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org./10.1080/13594320802058997

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