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    Task-based assessment centers: empirical support for a systems model

    Jackson, Duncan and Stillman, J.A. and Englert, P. (2010) Task-based assessment centers: empirical support for a systems model. International Journal of Selection and Assessment 18 (2), pp. 141-154. ISSN 0965-075X.

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    Task-based assessment centers (TBACs) have been suggested to hold promise for practitioners and users of real-world ACs. However, a theoretical understanding of this approach is lacking in the literature, which leads to misunderstandings. The present study tested aspects of a systems model empirically, to help elucidate TBACs and explore their inner workings. When applied to data from an AC completed by 214 managers, canonical correlation analysis revealed that extraversion, abstract reasoning, and verbal reasoning, conceptualized as inputs into a system, explained around 21% of variance in manifest assessment center behavior. Behavior, in this regard, was found to consist of both general and situationally specific elements. Results are discussed in terms of their support for a systems model and as they pertain to the literature on TBACs.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Depositing User: Duncan Jackson
    Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2016 14:40
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:21


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