Performance Ratings: Designs for Evaluating Their Validity and Accuracy.
Interim rept. May-Sep 83,
OLD DOMINION UNIV NORFOLK VA DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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Ratings are an important source of information about job performance. For many jobs, objective measures of performance are not available or are impractical to obtain so that ratings are a distorted source of information. The multitrait-multimethod designs have been used to investigate the distortions in ratings. The purpose of using these research designs is to isolate the factors that distort the ratings and to use this knowledge to improve the quality of performance ratings. The goal of the present research was to develop a design that combined both the multitrait-multimethod and person perception designs. Each design was discussed, and examples were presented to illustrate that design. The combination design was used to isolate the influence of rater, rate, and context factors on the quality of performance ratings. Future research was recommended to understand and utilize these factors to improve performance ratings. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations