A Study of Peer and Reporting Senior Ratings in a Marine Corps Rifle Company.
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The validity of peer ratings as a supplemental measure to the Marine Corps performance evaluation system has been examined and subjected to analysis by the multitrait-multirater method. In a Marine Corps rifle company, two supervisory levels rated subordinates, and the subordinates in turn rated one another. Results revealed neither convergent validity agreement among the raters nor discriminant validity independence of the rating scales. Results did provide evidence of disagreement among the raters on the performance of those being rated. Thus, official use of peer ratings in a performance evaluation system is questionable however, an unofficial use to gain viewpoints of different levels of an organization may have merit.
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