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Assessment center for pilot selection: construct and criterion validity and the impact of assessor type


Damitz, M; Manzey, D; Kleinmann, Martin; Severin, K (2003). Assessment center for pilot selection: construct and criterion validity and the impact of assessor type. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 52(2):193-212.

Abstract

This study examined the validity of an assessment center in pilot selection as a new field of application. Assessment center ratings of N= 1,036 applicants were used to examine the construct validity. A subsample of successful applicants was followed up and peer ratings were chosen as criterion measures. The results provide first evidence of the construct and criterion validity of this assessment center approach for rating interpersonal and performance-related skills. Furthermore the type of assessor (psychologist versus pilot) moderates the predictive validity of the assessment center ratings. This type-of-assessor effect depends on the kind of predictor variables. The results are discussed and practical implications are suggested.

Abstract

This study examined the validity of an assessment center in pilot selection as a new field of application. Assessment center ratings of N= 1,036 applicants were used to examine the construct validity. A subsample of successful applicants was followed up and peer ratings were chosen as criterion measures. The results provide first evidence of the construct and criterion validity of this assessment center approach for rating interpersonal and performance-related skills. Furthermore the type of assessor (psychologist versus pilot) moderates the predictive validity of the assessment center ratings. This type-of-assessor effect depends on the kind of predictor variables. The results are discussed and practical implications are suggested.

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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:2003
Deposited On:29 Jul 2014 11:15
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 06:39
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN:0269-994X
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/1464-0597.00131

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