This study examined the influence on construct validity of implementing the triad Feeling, Thinking and Power as a taxonomy for behavioural dimensions in assessment centre (AC) exercises. A sample of 1.567 job applicants participated in an AC specifically developed according to this taxonomy. Each exercise tapped three dimensions, one dimension from each cluster of the taxonomy. Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the multitrait-multimethod matrix showed evidence for construct validity. Thus the ratings matched the a priori triadic grouping to a good extent. Practical implications are discussed.

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Kolk, N.J, Born, M.Ph, & van der Flier, H. (2004). A triadic approach to assessment centre’s construct validity; The effect of categorising dimensions into a feeling, thinking, power taxonomy. Retrieved from