Type of Document Dissertation Author Jalbert, Nicole Marie Author's Email Address email@example.com URN etd-051199-171411 Title The Search for Construct Validity of Assessment Centers: Does the Ease of Evaluation of Dimensions Matter? Degree PhD Department Psychology Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Foti, Roseanne J. Committee Chair Donovan, John J. Committee Member Finney, Jack W. Committee Member Hauenstein, Neil M. A. Committee Member Sgro, Joseph A. Committee Member Keywords
- assessment centers
- construct validity
Date of Defense 1999-04-26 Availability restricted Abstract
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of ease of evaluation of dimensions on the construct validity of a selection assessment center conducted in 1993. High ease of evaluation dimensions, operationalized as the greatest proportion of highly diagnostic behaviors, were expected to demonstrate greater construct and criterion related validity. Multitrait-multimethod analysis and confirmatory factor analysis results indicated that high ease of evaluation dimensions demonstrated greater convergent and discriminant validity than low ease of evaluation dimensions. Contrary to predictions, however, there was little difference in the criterion related validity of the high versus low ease of evaluation dimensions. Moreover, the entire assessment center yielded extremely low predictive validity using both dimension and exercise scores as predictors. The implications of the findings from this study are discussed.
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