Keywords

Employees, Rating of employees

Abstract

The effects of training in halo reduction on cognitively complex and noncomplex individuals were studied. Three main hypotheses were tested: 1) There would be a significant negative relationship between cognitive complexity and halo. 2) Training would significantly reduce halo. 3) Training would significantly reduce the amount of halo in the ratings of cognitively noncomplex individuals, but not in the ratings of complex individuals. Forty undergraduate students were given a cognitive complexity test, and high and low complexity groups were identified. Subjects were randomly assigned to either the Training or the No-Training condition. The training groups participated in a lecture-discussion session aimed at rating improvement. The No-Training groups worked on a Sentence-Completion exercise. All subjects viewed a videotaped discussion and rated two discussion participants. The relationship between halo and complexity was not significant for either of the rates; however, for one rate, the results were in the expected negative direction (the product moment correlation coefficient between the rating variance and complexity was .3987, .05

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Graduation Date

1978

Advisor

Burroughs, Wayne A.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Social Sciences

Degree Program

Industrial Psychology

Format

PDF

Pages

v, 46 pages

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0013119

Subjects

Employees -- Rating of

Contributor (Linked data)

Burroughs, Wayne A., 1943- [VIAF]

Burroughs, Wayne A., 1943- [LC]

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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