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Building situational stimuli in assessment center exercises: do specific exercise instructions and role-player prompts increase the observability of behavior?

Eveline Schollaert and Filip Lievens UGent (2012) HUMAN PERFORMANCE. 25(3). p.255-271
abstract
Little is known about how assessment center exercises might be designed to better elicit job-relevant behavior. This study uses trait activation theory as a theoretical lens for increasing the number of behaviors that can be observed in assessment centers. Two standardized exercise stimuli (specific exercise instructions and role-player prompts) are proposed, and their effects on the observability of candidate behavior are examined. Results showed a significant effect of role-player prompts in increasing both the general number of behavioral observations and the number of behavioral observations related to three out of four dimensions. Specific exercise instructions did not have effects on observability. Implications for trait activation theory and assessment center practice are discussed.
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
TRAIT-ACTIVATION THEORY, CONSTRUCT-VALIDITY, ASSESSMENT-CENTER RATINGS, ASSESSMENT-CENTER DIMENSIONS, METAANALYSIS, PERSONALITY, PERFORMANCE, CONSISTENCY, AGREEMENT, MODEL
journal title
HUMAN PERFORMANCE
Hum. Perform.
volume
25
issue
3
pages
255 - 271
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000306214500005
JCR category
PSYCHOLOGY, APPLIED
JCR impact factor
0.816 (2012)
JCR rank
54/72 (2012)
JCR quartile
4 (2012)
ISSN
0895-9285
DOI
10.1080/08959285.2012.683907
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
3141304
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-3141304
date created
2013-02-25 09:56:54
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:43:46
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  abstract     = {Little is known about how assessment center exercises might be designed to better elicit job-relevant behavior. This study uses trait activation theory as a theoretical lens for increasing the number of behaviors that can be observed in assessment centers. Two standardized exercise stimuli (specific exercise instructions and role-player prompts) are proposed, and their effects on the observability of candidate behavior are examined. Results showed a significant effect of role-player prompts in increasing both the general number of behavioral observations and the number of behavioral observations related to three out of four dimensions. Specific exercise instructions did not have effects on observability. Implications for trait activation theory and assessment center practice are discussed.},
  author       = {Schollaert, Eveline and Lievens, Filip},
  issn         = {0895-9285},
  journal      = {HUMAN PERFORMANCE},
  keyword      = {TRAIT-ACTIVATION THEORY,CONSTRUCT-VALIDITY,ASSESSMENT-CENTER RATINGS,ASSESSMENT-CENTER DIMENSIONS,METAANALYSIS,PERSONALITY,PERFORMANCE,CONSISTENCY,AGREEMENT,MODEL},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {255--271},
  title        = {Building situational stimuli in assessment center exercises: do specific exercise instructions and role-player prompts increase the observability of behavior?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08959285.2012.683907},
  volume       = {25},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Schollaert, Eveline, and Filip Lievens. 2012. “Building Situational Stimuli in Assessment Center Exercises: Do Specific Exercise Instructions and Role-player Prompts Increase the Observability of Behavior?” Human Performance 25 (3): 255–271.
APA
Schollaert, E., & Lievens, F. (2012). Building situational stimuli in assessment center exercises: do specific exercise instructions and role-player prompts increase the observability of behavior? HUMAN PERFORMANCE, 25(3), 255–271.
Vancouver
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Schollaert E, Lievens F. Building situational stimuli in assessment center exercises: do specific exercise instructions and role-player prompts increase the observability of behavior? HUMAN PERFORMANCE. 2012;25(3):255–71.
MLA
Schollaert, Eveline, and Filip Lievens. “Building Situational Stimuli in Assessment Center Exercises: Do Specific Exercise Instructions and Role-player Prompts Increase the Observability of Behavior?” HUMAN PERFORMANCE 25.3 (2012): 255–271. Print.