ERIC Number: ED263494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship among Criteria as a Function of Subgroup Membership: An Integrative Review.
Ford, J. Kevin; And Others
From a cognitive perspective, racial bias is evident when raters weigh job-relevant information differentially as a function of ratee race. The results of studies that have examined this issue have been conflicting. Meta-analytic procedures were used to provide more definitive conclusions as to whether supervisor ratings are more strongly related to objective indices of performance for black than for white employees. The results from 18 studies indicated that the relationship between objective and subjective measures varied as a function of ratee race and the type of objective criteria used. The ratings of blacks were more related to objective indices than were the ratings of whites. Differences in correlations by race were found for performance but not for objective job knowledge measures. More attention needs to be focused on uncovering systematic job relevant and irrelevant variance that is related to both subjective and objective indices of performance. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (93rd, Los Angeles, CA, August 23-27, 1985).