Department

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

Perceptions of performance appraisal fairness, accuracy, and purposefulness by employees is crucial in developing an effective performance appraisal system (Iqbal, Akbar, & Budhwar, 2015). Research suggests that rating accuracy and perceptions of fairness are of the greatest concern to organizations, however, there is minimal research regarding perceived purposefulness of the performance appraisal system. Additionally, there is a lack of literature looking at how manager perceptions of these factors relates to effective performance appraisal. In order to address these gaps in literature, the present study aims to examine how performance appraisal formats relate to managers’ perceived purposefulness of the performance appraisal system. The current study looks at data from a survey given to library directors at four-year academic institutions in which the participants provide details of their performance appraisal system and their opinions regarding the importance and effectiveness of the system. The responses will be analyzed to determine how the format used in performance appraisal systems relates to the perceived purposefulness of the system by library directors.

Date

October 2017

Subject

Industrial and organizational psychology

Document Type

posters

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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It is all how you look at it: The relationship between performance appraisal formats and perceived purposefulness

Perceptions of performance appraisal fairness, accuracy, and purposefulness by employees is crucial in developing an effective performance appraisal system (Iqbal, Akbar, & Budhwar, 2015). Research suggests that rating accuracy and perceptions of fairness are of the greatest concern to organizations, however, there is minimal research regarding perceived purposefulness of the performance appraisal system. Additionally, there is a lack of literature looking at how manager perceptions of these factors relates to effective performance appraisal. In order to address these gaps in literature, the present study aims to examine how performance appraisal formats relate to managers’ perceived purposefulness of the performance appraisal system. The current study looks at data from a survey given to library directors at four-year academic institutions in which the participants provide details of their performance appraisal system and their opinions regarding the importance and effectiveness of the system. The responses will be analyzed to determine how the format used in performance appraisal systems relates to the perceived purposefulness of the system by library directors.