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dc.contributor.advisorVillanova, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.authorBecker, Geraldine A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-12T17:01:18Z
dc.date.available2016-02-12T17:01:18Z
dc.date.issued1992
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/15466
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 36-39)en_US
dc.description.abstractContrast effects are a robust phenomenon whereby the magnitude of a rating assigned to behavioral stimuli is contrasted away from the level observed in the same context or a preceding context. This study examined the effects of performance appraisal rating procedure and temporal delay between the viewing and rating of performance on contrast effects in performance ratings. College student participants viewed two videotapes depicting poor (anchor stimulus) and average (target stimulus) levels of performance. There was no support for the hypothesized interaction between delay and procedure. However, a significant main effect for the rating procedure factor resulted from the lower contrast effects that characterized the ratings of participants who rated both videotape performances simultaneously relative to those who rated them sequentially. In addition, a significant main effect for the delay factor indicated that contrast effects were of smaller magnitude when a delay occurred between the observation and rating of performances. These findings are discussed with respect to their implications for contrast effect research and the procedures followed in actual appraisal situations.en_US
dc.format.extentvii, 53 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEmployees--Rating ofen_US
dc.titleThe effects of rating procedure and temporal delay on the magnitude of contrast effects in performance ratingsen_US
dc.type.genreDissertation/Thesisen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychologyen_US
dc.description.degreeM.A. (Master of Arts)en_US


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