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ERIC Number: EJ852457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Assessment Center Construct-Related Validity: Stepping beyond the MTMM Matrix
Bowler, Mark C.; Woehr, David J.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v75 n2 p173-182 Oct 2009
Recent Monte Carlo research has illustrated that the traditional method for assessing the construct-related validity of assessment center (AC) post-exercise dimension ratings (PEDRs), an application of confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) to a multitrait-multimethod matrix, produces inconsistent results [Lance, C. E., Woehr, D. J., & Meade, A. W. (2007). "Case study: A Monte Carlo investigation of assessment center construct validity models." "Organizational Research Methods," 10, 430-448]. To avoid this shortcoming, a variance partitioning procedure was applied to the examination of the PEDRs of 193 individuals. Overall, results indicated that the person, dimension, and person by dimension interaction effects together accounted for approximately 32% of the total variance in AC ratings. However, despite no apparent exercise effect, the person by exercise interaction accounted for approximately 28% of the total variance. Although these results are drawn from a single AC, they nevertheless provide general support for the overall functioning of ACs and encourage continued application of variance partitioning approaches to AC research. Implications for AC design and research are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Language: English
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