Investigating the Effect of Employment Type and Performance Type on Performance Ratings

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Title: Investigating the Effect of Employment Type and Performance Type on Performance Ratings
Author: Bhavsar, Kartik Satish
Advisors: Mark A. Wilson, Committee Chair
S. B. Pond, III, Committee Member
Bart Craig, Committee Member
Abstract: This study examines performance appraisal differences for two types of contingent employees and noncontingent employees in terms of task performance and contextual performance. The design of the study was 3 within (Employement Type: Noncontingent, Hopeful Contingent, Temporary Contingent) x 2 within (Performance Type: Task, Contextual). Participants (N = 250) read three brief scenarios, each describing one of the three types of employees. In one section, they rated the importance of the performance facets. In the following section, participants rated the employee's overall performance as well as performance on the two performance facets. Results indicated that task performance was rated as more important across all participants. Overall, expectations were the highest for Hopeful Contingents, followed by Noncontingents and Temporary Contingents. Implications and directions for future research are discussed.
Date: 2006-04-13
Degree: MS
Discipline: Psychology
URI: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/1366


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