Title

Managerial Experience and the Measurement Equivalence of Performance Ratings

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

4-2005

Abstract

Establishing the measurement equivalence of instruments is a prerequisite to making meaningful comparisons between individuals or within individuals over time. Whereas previous research has investigated the effects of rater characteristics on the measurement equivalence of performance ratings, the current study investigated a ratee characteristic - ratee job experience. Using confirmatory factor analysis and item response theory methods with replication, the measurement equivalence of supervisor ratings of 7,200 managers with differing levels of managerial experience was assessed. Overall, results indicated a high degree of measurement equivalence suggesting that meaningful comparison may be made across ratees with different levels of job experience. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]

Keywords

performance ratings, job experience, measurement equivalence, ratings

Discipline

Human Resources Management | Organizational Behavior and Theory

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Journal of Business and Psychology

Volume

19

Issue

3

First Page

383

Last Page

397

ISSN

0889-3268

Identifier

10.1007/s10869-004-2234-y