An earlier version of this paper was presented at the 16th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, April 2001.
Three method factors explaining the low correlations between assessment center dimension ratings and scores on personality inventories†
Article first published online: 2 MAR 2004
Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
European Journal of Personality
Volume 18, Issue 2, pages 127–141, March 2004
How to Cite
Kolk, N. J., Born, M. Ph. and van der Flier, H. (2004), Three method factors explaining the low correlations between assessment center dimension ratings and scores on personality inventories. Eur. J. Pers., 18: 127–141. doi: 10.1002/per.504
- Issue published online: 2 MAR 2004
- Article first published online: 2 MAR 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 29 JUL 2003
- Manuscript Received: 2 DEC 2002
- Laboratory for Applied Psychology (LTP), Amsterdam.
In general, correlations between assessment centre (AC) ratings and personality inventories are low. In this paper, we examine three method factors that may be responsible for these low correlations: differences in (i) rating source (other versus self), (ii) rating domain (general versus specific), and (iii) rating format (multi- versus single item). This study tests whether these three factors diminish correlations between AC exercise ratings and external indicators of similar dimensions. Ratings of personality and performance were combined in an analytical framework following a 2 × 2 × 2 (source, domain, format) completely crossed, within subjects design. Results showed partial support for the influence of each of the three method factors. Implications for future research are discussed. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.