Trait activation theory and the construct validity of assessment centers: the effect of standardized prompts of role-players

01 January 2007 → 30 December 2012
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Applied psychology
role-players assessment centers construct validity
Project description

In an assessment center, applicants who participate in various simulation exercises are rated on job-related competencies by trained assessors. The lack of construct validity has emerged as an important problem in assessment centers. This study aims to investigate whether the construct validity of assessment centers can be enhanced by using standardized prompts of role-players.