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An investigation into assessment centre validity, fairness, and selection drivers

Petrides, K.V. and Weinstein, Yana and Chou, Jenny and Furnham, Adrian and Swami, Viren (2010) An investigation into assessment centre validity, fairness, and selection drivers. Australian Journal of Psychology, 62 (4). pp. 227-235. ISSN 0004-9530

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049531003667380


This study examined the construct-related validity of an assessment centre (AC) developed by a national distribution company for the selection and development of lower-grade managers. In five locations throughout Britain, 487 individuals were observed on nine dimensions, each of which was measured through six distinct exercises. Multitrait-multimethod analyses conducted to investigate the convergent and discriminant validity of the AC revealed strong exercise (“method”) effects. This finding was corroborated by an exploratory factor analysis showing that AC ratings clustered into factors according to exercises, rather than according to performance dimensions. A series of MANOVAs and chi-squared tests demonstrated that neither the exercise ratings nor the selection decision were biased by sex, ethnicity, or training location, and a logistic regression determined which exercises had most impact on the final decision.

Item Type:Article
Research Community:University of Westminster > Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages, School of
ID Code:9695
Deposited On:14 Sep 2011 12:44
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