Accession Number:

AD0687104

Title:

STEREOTYPED PATTERNS IN AIR FORCE OFFICER PERFORMANCE FACTOR RATINGS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PERSONNEL RESEARCH LAB LACKLAND AFB TEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the study was to determine if a rating rationale external to actual observations of performance could explain in part Officer Effectiveness Report factor ratings for field and company grade officers. Rank-order correlations revealed highly stable rating patterns across time within each officer grade. With increasing distance between grades, the factor rating patterns showed increasingly smaller relationships. The highly predictable rating patterns for each officer grade across time provide evidence that a bias exists, and the trend in the decreasing size of the relationships between grades indicates that apparently this bias is related to grade. The hypothesized nonperformance bases of ratings may be useful for consideration in any future selection of rating factors designed to have minimum rating bias and provide maximum information of officer performance. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE