King, Albert S. (Albert Sidney)
M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Management
Employees--Rating of||Personnel management
This thesis will examine, via a field study, the effects that rater sex, age, education, experience and seniority have on subordinate ratings. Further, it will investigate the relationship between the ratings that rater receives and the ratings that rater gives. The effect that rater and ratee characteristics have on ratings has been studied by researchers from several perspectives. The study will focus on rater characteristic effects. A review of related studies and their findings are compared to subject study. The investigation will show that rater sex significantly impacts ratings in certain appraisal categories. Although rater age has a minimal effect on ratings, seniority, experience and education do have a significant effect when considering certain categories. Regarding the relationship between how a rater was rated and how rater rates others, a significant effect was found for productivity and attendance. Finally, the study reveals a halo effect regarding the rating of managers when mean ratings are compared across job groups. The thesis concludes by summarizing significant results, study limitations and recommendations for further study.
Scarlett, Robert P., "A field study assessing the influence of selected rater characteristics on subordinate ratings" (1988). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 298.
vi, 74 pages
Northern Illinois University
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