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ASSESSMENT CENTRES: Unlocking People Potential for Growth - 2nd Edition

By: Sandra Schlebusch & Gert Roodt
Publisher: Knowledge Resources
ISBN: 978-1-86922-798-2

eISBN: 978-1-86922-799-9


Assessment Center Perspectives for Talent Management Strategies

By George C. Thornton III, Deborah E. Rupp, Brian J. Hoffman
Publisher: Psychology Press - Taylor & Francis Group


Assessment Centres and Global Talent Management

Edited by: Nigel Povah and George C Thornton III
Publisher: Gower Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-40940-386-9


The Psychology of Assessment Centers

Edited by: Duncan Jackson, Charles E Lance and Brian Hoffman
Publisher: Psychology Press, June 2012


Assessment Centres in Human Resource Management - Strategies for Prediction, Diagnosis and Development

Written by: George C. Thornton III & Deborah E. Rupp
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Developing Organizational Simulations - A Guide for Practitioners and Students

Written by: George C. Thornton III & Rose A. Mueller-Hanson
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers

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Below is a list of articles representing a cross-section of the AC literature. It is by no means exhaustive but covers key topics over the decades in AC research. Where possible, the anchor article is listed to trace a topic's origin and thereafter the most recent literature is included which will give the reader the most up-to-date knowledge on the topic.

While some of these articles may be free to access, most will need to be purchased. Some publications do however offer a discounted rate for limited access, such as access to an article for 48 hours.

Articles can be found by searching for the DOI, authors’ name(s), or the article name.

  1. Arthur, W. J., Day, E. A., McNelly, T. L., & Edens, P. S. (2003). A meta-analysis of the criterion-related validity of assessment center dimensions. Personnel Psychology, 56, 125-154. doi:10.1111/j.1744-6570.2003.tb00146.x

  2. Bowler, M. C., & Woehr, D. J. (2006). A meta-analytic evaluation of the impact of dimension and exercise factors on assessment center ratings. Journal of Applied Psychology, 91(5), 1114-1124. doi: 10.1037/0021-9010.91.5.1114

  3. Buckett, A., Becker, J. R., & Roodt, G. (2017). General performance factors and group differences in assessment center ratings. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 32(4), 298-313,

  4. Dilchert, S., & Ones, D. S. (2009). Assessment center dimensions: Individual differences correlates and meta-analytic incremental validity. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 17(3), 254-270. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2389.2009.00468.x

  5. Gaugler, B. B., & Thornton, G. C. III. (1989). A number of assessment center dimensions as a determinant of assessor accuracy. Journal of Applied Psychology, 74(4), 611-618. doi: 10.1037/0021-9010.74.4.611

  6. Hoffman, B. J., & Meade, A. (2012). Alternate approaches to understanding the psychometric properties of assessment centers: An analysis of the structure and equivalence of exercise ratings. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 20(1), 82-95. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2389.2012.00581.x

  7. Hoffman, B. J., Kennedy, C. L., LoPilato, A. C., Monahan, E. L., & Lance, C. E. (2015). A review of the content, criterion-related, and construct-related validity of assessment center exercises. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100(4), 1143-1168. doi: 10.1037/a0038707

  8. Hoffman, B. J., Melchers, K. G., Blair, C. A., Kleinmann, M., & Ladd, R. T. (2011). Exercises and dimensions are the currency of assessment centers. Personnel Psychology, 64, 351-395. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6570.2011.01213.x

  9. Jackson, D. J. R., Michaelides, G., Dewberry, C., & Kim, Y. -J. (2016). Everything that you have ever been told about assessment center ratings is confounded. Journal of Applied Pyschology, 101(7), 976-994. doi: 10.1037/apl0000102

  10. Krause, D. E., Kersting, M., Heggestad, E. D., & Thornton, G. C. III. (2006). Incremental validity of assessment center ratings over cognitive ability tests: A study at the executive management level. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 14(4), 360-371. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2389.2006.00357.x

  11. Krause, D. E., Rossberger, R. J., Dowdeswell, K., Venter, N., & Joubert, T. (2011). Assessment center practices in South Africa. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 19(3), 262-275. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2389.2011.00555.x

  12. Kuncel, N. R., & Sackett, P. R. (2014). Resolving the assessment center construct validity problem (as we know it). Journal of Applied Psychology, 99(1), 38-47. doi: 10.1037/a0034147

  13. Lance, C. E. (2008). Why assessment centers do not work the way they are supposed to. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 1, 84-97. doi: 10.1111/j.1754-9434.2007.00017.x

  14. Lance, C. E., Foster, M. R., Nemeth, Y. M., Gentry, W. A., & Drollinger, S. (2007). Extending the nomological network of assessment center construct validity: Prediction of cross-situationally consistent and specific aspects of assessment center performance. Human Performance, 20, 345-362. doi: 10.1080/08959280701522031

  15. Lance, C. E., Lambert, T. A., Gewin, A. G., Lievens, F., & Conway, J. M. (2004). Revised estimates of dimension and exercise variance components in assessment center postexercise dimension ratings. Journal of Applied Psychology, 89, 377-385. doi: 10.1037/0021-9010.89.2.377

  16. Lievens, F., & Conway, J. M. (2001). Dimension and exercise variance in assessment center scores: A large-scale evaluation of multitrait-multimethod studies. Journal of Applied Psychology, 86(6), 1202-1222. doi: 10.1037/0021-9010.86.6.1202

  17. Lievens, F., & Sackett, P. R. (2017). The effects of predictor method factors on selection outcomes: A modular approach to personnel selection procedures. Journal of Applied Psychology, 102(1), 43-66. doi: 10.1037/apl0000160

  18. Lievens, F., Chasteen, C. S., Day, E. A., & Christiansen, N. D. (2006). Large-scale investigation of the role of trait activation theory for understanding assessment center convergent and discriminant validity. Journal of Applied Psychology, 91(2), 247-258. doi: 10.1037/0021-9010.91.2.247

  19. Lievens, F., Dilchert, S., & Ones, D. S. (2009). The importance of exercise and dimension factors in assessment centers: Simultaneous examinations of construct-related and criterion-related validity. Human Performance, 22(5), 375-390. doi: 10.1080/08959280903248310

  20. Lievens, F., Schollaert, E., & Keen, G. (2015). The interplay of elicitation and evaluation of trait expressive behavior: Evidence in assessment center exercises. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100(4), 1169-1188. doi: 10.1037/apl0000004

  21. Meiring, D., & Buckett, A. (2016). Best practice guidelines for the use of the assessment centre method in South Africa (5th ed.). SA Journal of Industrial Psychology/SA Tydskrif vir Bedryfsielkunde, 42(1), a1298. 1298

  22. Meriac, J. P., Hoffman, B. J., & Woehr, D. J. (2014). A conceptual and empirical review of the structure of assessment center dimensions. Journal of Management, 40(5), 1269-1296. doi: 10.1177/0149206314522299

  23. Meriac, J. P., Hoffman, B. J., Woehr, D. J., & Fleischer, M. S. (2008). Further evidence for the validity of assessment center dimensions: A meta-analysis of incremental criterion-related validity of dimension ratings. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93(5), 1042-1052. doi: 10.1037/0021-9010.93.5.1042

  24. Merkulova, N., Melchers, K. G., Kleinmann, M., Annen, H., & Szvircsev Tresch, T. (2016). A test of the generalizability of a recently suggested conceptual model for assessment center ratings. Human Performance, 29(3), 226-250. doi: 10.1080/08959285.2016.1160093

  25. Monahan, E. L., Hoffman, B. J., Lance, C. E., Jackson, D. J. R., & Foster, M. R. (2013). Now you see them, now you do not: The influence of indicator-factor ratio on support for assessment center dimensions. Personnel Psychology, 66(4), 1009-1047. doi: 10.1111/peps.12049

  26. Muleya, V.R., Fourie, L., & Schlebusch, S. (2017). Ethical challenges in assessment centres in South Africa. SA Journal of Industrial Psychology, 43. doi:10.4102/sajip.v43i0.1324

  27. Sackett, P. R., & Dreher, G. F. (1982). Constructs and assessment center dimensions: Some troubling findings. Journal of Applied Psychology, 67, 401-410. doi: 10.1037/0021-9010.67.4.401

  28. Sackett, P. R., Shewach, O. R., & Keiser, H. N. (2017). Assessment centers versus cognitive ability tests: Challenging the conventional wisdom on criterion-related validity. Journal of Applied Psychology, 102, 1435-1447. doi: 10.1037/ap10000236

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