Creating Alternate In-Basket Forms Through Cloning: Some Preliminary Results

6 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2007

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Filip Lievens

Ghent University-Universiteit Gent - Department of Personnel Management, Work and Organizational Psychology

Frederik Anseel

Ghent University-Universiteit Gent - Department of Personnel Management, Work and Organizational Psychology

Abstract

Research on constructing alternate forms of assessment center exercises is very scarce. This study examines the effectiveness of a cloning procedure (incident isomorphic approach) for developing alternate forms of a computerized in-basket. In this approach, original and alternate items are essentially similar (they are based on the same critical incident), while being superficially different (they are situated in a different context). Results showed there was no significant difference between the overall in-basket score across the alternate forms. In addition, these overall scores correlated .66, with projected estimates for the full in-basket approaching .80. Implications and limitations of the use of cloning in designing alternate assessment center exercises are discussed.

Suggested Citation

Lievens, Filip and Anseel, Frederik, Creating Alternate In-Basket Forms Through Cloning: Some Preliminary Results. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Vol. 15, Issue 4, pp. 428-433, December 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1026738 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2389.2007.00401.x

Filip Lievens (Contact Author)

Ghent University-Universiteit Gent - Department of Personnel Management, Work and Organizational Psychology ( email )

B-9000 Ghent
Belgium

Frederik Anseel

Ghent University-Universiteit Gent - Department of Personnel Management, Work and Organizational Psychology ( email )

Ghent
Belgium

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