Personal and Interpersonal Predictors of Supervisors' Avoidance of Evaluating Subordinates

Yitzhak Fried, Robert B. Tiegs, Alphonso R. Bellamy

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Abstract

Supervisors' decisions about whether to formally evaluate their subordinates for each of two consecutive performance appraisal periods were found to be related to a linear combination of the following variables: subordinate's time under current supervisor, subordinate's job experience, subordinate-supervisor trust, supervisor's initiating structure behaviors, and subordinate's confidence in the operation of the performance appraisal system. A follow-up analysis, in which the criterion was the consistency with which subordinates were rated in both performance appraisal periods, suggested that relations among the predictors, relative to the criterion, may be quite complex. This complexity may reflect the decision strategy used by raters to combine information on the focal predictors when deciding whether to evaluate a particular subordinate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)462-468
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Applied Psychology
Volume77
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1992

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