Accession Number : ADA182753

Title :   The Effects of Increasing Information Processing Demands on Rating Outcomes.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION

Personal Author(s) : Foti,Roseanne J ; Hauenstein,Neil M

PDF Url : ADA182753

Report Date : Oct 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : This research investigated the cognitive processes which mediate the performance rating process. Specifically, level of processing and ratee prior performance information were manipulated in a 3 x 3 factorial design in order to assess the impact on psychometric rating outcomes and rating accuracy. Results indicated that as information processing demands increased, raters relied more on the past performance cues. Specifically, raters using more automatic processing and receiving a good performance cue gave more lenient ratings, and those using automatic processing and receiving a poor performance cue exhibited increase halo. In addition, raters were least accurate in recognizing behaviors consistent with their performance cue. Implications for future research in performance appraisal are also discussed. Keywords: Performance appraisals; Rater error.

Descriptors :   *COGNITION, *RATINGS, AUTOMATIC, INFORMATION PROCESSING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PROCESSING, ACCURACY, PSYCHOMETRICS, FACTORIAL DESIGN

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE