Accession Number:

ADA128638

Title:

Methodological Contributions of Person Perception to Performance Appraisal.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

A process focus on performance appraisal represents the application of knowledge about the information processing capabilities of individuals to the problem of appraising the work performance of employees. Much of our attempt to understand the appraisal process has borrowed from social psychology in general and person perception in particular. Although the theoretical constructs of person perception have appeared to be very relevant to performance appraisal, the experimental methods from which the data related to the theoretical constructs have been generated may be less well suited for studying particular issues in performance appraisal. In this paper, we outline several of the methods used in person perception and then discuss the relevance of these methods for studying performance appraisal. In order to accomplish this final critique of the methods, we first outline the nature of the performance appraisal process with its conditions and constraints that affect the relevance of data collected with respect to the process. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE