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Department of Psychology

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Master of Arts


This study was designed to assess the construct validity of a leadership assessment center. Participants were evaluated in a leadership assessment center and completed a 360 degree feedback tool designed to measure leadership. Convergent and discriminant validity coefficients were calculated between assessment center ratings and the 360 degree feedback ratings of four different leadership competencies. Results showed little support for the construct validity of the assessment center. Additionally, results replicated prior research regarding the construct validity of assessment centers, with high correlations among different competencies within exercises and low correlations between competencies measured via different methods (assessment center-360 degree feedback tool correlations and assessment center correlations across different exercises).



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