Journal of Business and Psychology

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 217–227 | Cite as

Should assessment center dimension ratings be mechanically-derived?

  • Joan Pynes
  • H. John Bernardin
  • Arthur L. Benton
  • Glenn M. McEvoy


This study examined the relationship between consensusderived and mechanically-derived assessment center ratings using a sample of 110 police candidates. It was determined that the two sets of dimension ratings were highly correlated (medianr=.83). Further, the mechanically-derived and the consensus-derived assessment ratings both correlated with the overall assessment ratings (OAR) at .71. It was estimated that the organization in this study could save $6137.92 a year, and $36.89 per assessee by eliminating the team meeting (consensus decision-making).


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© Human Sciences Press 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joan Pynes
    • 1
  • H. John Bernardin
    • 1
  • Arthur L. Benton
    • 2
  • Glenn M. McEvoy
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Business and Public AdministrationFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca Raton
  2. 2.Dade-Miami Criminal Justice Assessment CenterUSA
  3. 3.Utah State UniversityUSA

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