The influence of candidate cognitive ability and personality on assessment center ratings

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dc.contributor.advisor Roulin, Nicolas
dc.creator Worthington, Nadia A.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-19T14:13:26Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-19T14:13:26Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.other HF5549.5 A78 W67 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/handle/01/28118
dc.description 79 leaves ; 29 cm
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 67-79).
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to advance our understanding of assessment center (AC) functioning. This research examined (a) AC construct validity, (b) the moderating role of cognitive ability on the relationship between personality and performance, and (c) the existence of potential adverse impact. Over a period of 12 years, performance data were collected on 299 AC candidates who attended a four-day military AC. Ten dimensions were assessed across eight exercises. Multitrait-multimethod analyses examined convergent and discriminant validity and revealed an exercise effect. Results obtained by comparing exercises that varied in trait activation potential provided partial support for application of the trait activation theory framework for understanding construct validity. Comparisons of AC candidates across groups demonstrated significant group differences for the selection decision and assessment ratings based on first official language, and not sex. Results shows that Francophone candidates achieved higher overall assessment ratings and were more frequently found suitable. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HF5549.5.A78
dc.subject.lcsh Assessment centers (Personnel management procedure)
dc.subject.lcsh Assessment centers (Personnel management procedure) -- Evaluation
dc.subject.lcsh Cognition
dc.subject.lcsh Personality
dc.subject.lcsh Personality and cognition
dc.subject.lcsh Military police -- Selection and appointment -- Canada
dc.title The influence of candidate cognitive ability and personality on assessment center ratings en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Applied Psychology
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Psychology
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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