Accession Number : ADA182721

Title :   Supervisor Versus Observer: Enhancing the External Validity of Laboratory Performance Appraisal Studies.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s) : Foti,Roseanne J ; Cohen,Brett A

PDF Url : ADA182721

Report Date : Oct 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : This research evaluated differences in the psychometric quality of supervisor vs. observer performance ratings. Specifically, type of rater (supervisor vs. observer) and type of instructions (rating vs. neutral instructions) were manipilated in a 2 x 2 factorial design to compare the traditional laboratory performance appraisal approach with a more realistoc experimental design. Results indicated supervisors demonstrated more halo and leniency error in rating subordinates behavior than did observers. Type of instructions given to the raters had no effect. (AUTHOR)

Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *PERFORMANCE TESTS, *RATINGS, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, EXTERNAL, INSTRUCTIONS, LABORATORY PROCEDURES, LABORATORY TESTS, NEUTRAL, OBSERVERS, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, QUALITY, SUPERVISORS, VALIDATION, BEHAVIOR, SCALING FACTORS, ERRORS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE