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ERIC Number: ED179834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Job Behaviour Sampling: A Method to Increase the Information Content of Performance Feedback.
Schwind, Hermann F.
Although the use of personality traits as criteria for performance appraisal is still dominant, behavior-oriented measures of job performance have become more and more popular. One such test used, Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scales (BARS), seems to have two shortcomings. The individual scales are multidimensional, making it difficult for a rater to choose a "most typical behavior." Additionally, a certain amount of information is wasted. A new instrument, the Behavioral Description Index (BDI), is proposed which provides for utilization of a larger percentage of the total pool of behavior samples, and permits the use of multidimensional samples. The BDI was tested at workshops arranged through five Canadian banks. Findings indicated that the BDI shows less halo and central tendency, and has a higher information content than BARS. (Author/BMW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978)