The Relationship Between Assessment Centre Outcomes and Personality Traits

A Confirmation of Nomological Validity

Authors

  • Zsolt Péter Szabó
    Affiliation

    Department of Ergonomics and Psychology, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, H-1117 Budapest, P. O. B. 91, Hungary

  • Evelin Simon
    Affiliation

    Department of Organisational and Leadership Psychology, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University, H-1075 Budapest, Kazinczy u. 23-27, Hungary

  • Máté Pinczés
    Affiliation

    At Work Consulting and Service Ltd., H-1093 Budapest, Lónyay u. 41, Hungary

  • Róbert Laczai
    Affiliation

    At Work Consulting and Service Ltd., H-1093 Budapest, Lónyay u. 41, Hungary

  • Ágota Kun
    Affiliation

    Department of Ergonomics and Psychology, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, H-1117 Budapest, P. O. B. 91, Hungary

https://doi.org/10.3311/PPso.17455

Abstract

The present study aimed to assess the nomological validity of the Assessment Centre (AC). More specifically, the authors investigated the relationship between theoretically related personality variables and AC ratings in a personnel selection procedure. Previous studies have reported contradictory findings regarding the nomological validity of the Assessment Centre. We identified shortcomings in the previous studies and demonstrated the nomological validity of the AC in a relatively large sample of line manager candidates (N = 314). Our results are in harmony with trait activation theory, and this confirms the nomological validity of Assessment Centres. The theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed.

Keywords:

Assessment Centre, nomological validity, digitalised testing, personnel selection

Published Online

2022-03-21

How to Cite

Szabó, Z. P., Simon, E., Pinczés, M., Laczai, R., Kun, Ágota (2022) “The Relationship Between Assessment Centre Outcomes and Personality Traits: A Confirmation of Nomological Validity”, Periodica Polytechnica Social and Management Sciences. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPso.17455

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