The data from Sample 1 stem from a research project that was supported by a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (Schweizerischer Nationalfonds; Grant 100014-117917) to Klaus Melchers and Martin Kleinmann. The authors would like to thank Chuck Lance for providing the data used in Sample 3.
EXERCISES AND DIMENSIONS ARE THE CURRENCY OF ASSESSMENT CENTERS
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© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 64, Issue 2, pages 351–395, Summer 2011
How to Cite
HOFFMAN, B. J., MELCHERS, K. G., BLAIR, C. A., KLEINMANN, M. and LADD, R. T. (2011), EXERCISES AND DIMENSIONS ARE THE CURRENCY OF ASSESSMENT CENTERS. Personnel Psychology, 64: 351–395. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6570.2011.01213.x
- Issue online: 27 MAY 2011
- Version of Record online: 27 MAY 2011
A novel assessment center (AC) structure that models broad dimension factors, exercise factors, and a general performance factor is proposed and supported in 4 independent samples of AC ratings. Consistent with prior research, the variance attributable to dimension and exercise factors varied widely across ACs. To investigate the construct validity of these empirically supported components of AC ratings, the nomological network of broad dimensions, exercises, and general performance was examined. Results supported the criterion-related validity of broad dimensions and exercises as predictors of effectiveness and success criteria as well as the incremental validity of broad dimensions beyond exercises and general performance. Finally, the relationships between individual differences and AC factors supported the construct validity of broad dimension factors and provide initial insight as to the meaning of exercise specific variance and general AC performance.