Accession Number : AD0467455

Title :   THE INFLUENCE OF SUPERVISOR'S REQUIREMENTS ON RATINGS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., 1 Feb 63-31 May 65,

Corporate Author : NEW YORK UNIV NY RESEARCH CENTER FOR INDUSTRIAL BEHAVIOR

Personal Author(s) : Barrett, Richard S.

Report Date : 18 JUN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Incumbents in a variety of middle management positions and their supervisors reported the incumbents performance style and the performance style each saw as required by the job. The supervisors rated the incumbents. Results were mixed but evidence points to these conclusions: (1) There is a great variety in the performance style which is viewed as important but both incumbents and supervisors emphasize the importance of making decisions, taking initiative, and accepting responsibility. Incumbents who were rated high exhibited more of this kind of performance than those rated low. (2) Supervisors rate high those incumbents who they perceive do the work as they think it should be done. (3) There is some evidence that supervisors who agree on the required performance style also agree on their ratings. (4) There is some evidence that, when the incumbent and the supervisor agree on requirements, the incumbent is rated high. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JOB ANALYSIS, SUPERVISORS), (*PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, JOB ANALYSIS), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), GROUP DYNAMICS, TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), DECISION MAKING, SCALE, BEHAVIOR.

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