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The use of role-player prompts in assessment center exercises

Eveline Schollaert and Filip Lievens UGent (2011) INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SELECTION AND ASSESSMENT. 19(2). p.190-197
abstract
So far, a substantial amount of assessment center (AC) studies have aimed to improve the quality of the AC method by focusing on the assessors. However, systematic studies about the role-player in AC exercises are nonexistent. This is surprising as the role-player might serve as a key figure for consistently evoking job-relevant behavior across candidates. Therefore, this study focused on the 'role' of role-players in ACs. We examined the effects of instructing role-players to use prompts among 233 candidates. Results suggest that role-players are able to use prompts and that their negative impact on candidates' reactions is negligible. In addition, some AC dimensions (problem solving and interpersonal sensitivity) were better measured when role-players used prompts. No effects on interrater reliability were found.
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published
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keyword
MODEL, TRAIT ACTIVATION, APPLICANT REACTIONS, CONSTRUCT-VALIDITY, METAANALYSIS, PERSONALITY, PERFORMANCE, SELECTION, BEHAVIOR, WORK
journal title
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SELECTION AND ASSESSMENT
Int. J. Sel. Assess.
volume
19
issue
2
pages
190 - 197
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000290586700008
JCR category
MANAGEMENT
JCR impact factor
1.296 (2011)
JCR rank
75/165 (2011)
JCR quartile
2 (2011)
ISSN
0965-075X
DOI
10.1111/j.1468-2389.2011.00546.x
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2007163
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2007163
date created
2012-01-30 10:14:34
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2016-12-19 15:42:54
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  abstract     = {So far, a substantial amount of assessment center (AC) studies have aimed to improve the quality of the AC method by focusing on the assessors. However, systematic studies about the role-player in AC exercises are nonexistent. This is surprising as the role-player might serve as a key figure for consistently evoking job-relevant behavior across candidates. Therefore, this study focused on the 'role' of role-players in ACs. We examined the effects of instructing role-players to use prompts among 233 candidates. Results suggest that role-players are able to use prompts and that their negative impact on candidates' reactions is negligible. In addition, some AC dimensions (problem solving and interpersonal sensitivity) were better measured when role-players used prompts. No effects on interrater reliability were found.},
  author       = {Schollaert, Eveline and Lievens, Filip},
  issn         = {0965-075X},
  journal      = {INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SELECTION AND ASSESSMENT},
  keyword      = {MODEL,TRAIT ACTIVATION,APPLICANT REACTIONS,CONSTRUCT-VALIDITY,METAANALYSIS,PERSONALITY,PERFORMANCE,SELECTION,BEHAVIOR,WORK},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {190--197},
  title        = {The use of role-player prompts in assessment center exercises},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2389.2011.00546.x},
  volume       = {19},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Schollaert, Eveline, and Filip Lievens. 2011. “The Use of Role-player Prompts in Assessment Center Exercises.” International Journal of Selection and Assessment 19 (2): 190–197.
APA
Schollaert, E., & Lievens, F. (2011). The use of role-player prompts in assessment center exercises. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SELECTION AND ASSESSMENT, 19(2), 190–197.
Vancouver
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Schollaert E, Lievens F. The use of role-player prompts in assessment center exercises. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SELECTION AND ASSESSMENT. 2011;19(2):190–7.
MLA
Schollaert, Eveline, and Filip Lievens. “The Use of Role-player Prompts in Assessment Center Exercises.” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SELECTION AND ASSESSMENT 19.2 (2011): 190–197. Print.