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Effects of Individual Differences on Applicant Perceptions of an Operational Assessment Center


Merkulova, Natalia; Melchers, Klaus G; Kleinmann, Martin; Annen, Hubert; Tresch, Tibor Szvircsev (2014). Effects of Individual Differences on Applicant Perceptions of an Operational Assessment Center. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 22(4):355-370.

Abstract

Knowing to what extent applicant reactions are related to stable individual differences and not only to characteristics of a selection procedure is important for the design and administration of the selection procedure and for dealing with applicants. The aim of this study was to explore relationships between individual differences (Big Five, core self-evaluations, trait affectivity, and general mental ability) and applicants’ perceptions of an operational assessment center (AC). Data from 294 applicants revealed that individual difference variables explained significant variance in their perceptions of the AC, even after controlling for selfrated and actual performance. Based on these results, the nature of the applicant pool should be considered for designing selection procedures, dealing with applicants, and for research purposes.

Abstract

Knowing to what extent applicant reactions are related to stable individual differences and not only to characteristics of a selection procedure is important for the design and administration of the selection procedure and for dealing with applicants. The aim of this study was to explore relationships between individual differences (Big Five, core self-evaluations, trait affectivity, and general mental ability) and applicants’ perceptions of an operational assessment center (AC). Data from 294 applicants revealed that individual difference variables explained significant variance in their perceptions of the AC, even after controlling for selfrated and actual performance. Based on these results, the nature of the applicant pool should be considered for designing selection procedures, dealing with applicants, and for research purposes.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Language:English
Date:2014
Deposited On:20 Nov 2014 15:40
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 18:32
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
ISSN:0965-075X
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/ijsa.12083

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