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Assessment Centers and Managerial Performance.

Author: George C Thornton III; William C Byham; Peter Warr
Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2013.
Series: Organizational and occupational psychology.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Thornton III, George C.
Assessment Centers and Managerial Performance.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George C Thornton III; William C Byham; Peter Warr
ISBN: 9781483289274 1483289273
OCLC Number: 897643727
Notes: Chapter 10. Assessment Centers and the Courts.
Description: 1 online resource (471 pages).
Contents: Front Cover; Assessment Centers and Managerial Performance; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Chapter 1. The Importance of Management Assessment; Problems of Management Assessment; Description of an Assessment Center; The Assessment Process; Judgment Models; Inappropriate Use of the Term Assessment Center; Impact of Evaluation on Managers; Assessment Centers and Equal Employment Opportunity; Orientation of the Book; Chapter 2. History of Assessment Programs; Common Problems in Assessment Programs; History of Performance Tests; German Selection Programs. British War Office Selection BoardsMilitary Assessment in Australia and Canada; British Civil Service Selection Board; Harvard Psychological Clinic; Office of Strategic Services; Veterans Administration Clinical Psychology Studies; Other Programs; Recapitulation; The First Industrial Application: AT & T Management Progress Study; Chapter 3. Approaches to Predicting Managerial Effectiveness; Points of Comparison; A Comparison of Several Industrial Practices; A Model for Identifying Errors of Prediction; Summary; Chapter 4. The Content of Assessment: Defining the Dimensions of Managerial Success. Three Levels of Managerial JobsDimensions in Assessment Centers; Job Analysis for Assessment; A Model Job Analysis Procedure; Contributions of Assessment Center Research to Understanding Managerial Jobs; Appendix A: Common Managerial Dimensions; Appendix B: Complete Definitions of Several Behavioral Dimensions; Chapter 5. Assessment Center Exercises and Dimension Ratings; Evaluation of Individual Assessment Techniques; Dimensions Observable in Assessment Exercises; Reliability and Validity of Dimension Ratings; Needed Research. Appendix A: References for Reliability and Validity of Dimension RatingsChapter 6. The Assessment Process; Steps in the Assessment Procedure; Basic Principles in the Assessment Center Process; Discussion of Principles and Related Research; Summary of Methods of Making Predictions; Chapter 7. Criterion Validity of Overall Assessment Center Judgments; Overview of the Chapter; Review of Research Evidence; Methodological Critique of Validation Research; An Evaluation of Assessment Centers for Various Purposes; Comparisons with Other Methods; Utility; Recapitulation. Chapter 8. Contributions to Management DevelopmentImproved Selection Results in Better Candidates; Early Identification of Management Talent; Diagnosis of Training Needs; Assessor Training a s a Learning Experience; The Impact of Assessment Center Methodology on the Organization; Can People Be Developed?; Chapter 9. Unique Uses of Assessment Center Methodology; Assessment Centers as a Research Criterion; Assessment Centers as a Competency Criterion; Career Planning; Nonsupervisory and Nonmanagement Assessment Center Programs; Nontraditional Management Assessment Centers; Conclusion.
Series Title: Organizational and occupational psychology.

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