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ERIC Number: ED313761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
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Superior and Subordinate Perceptions of Management Communication Style and Communication Satisfaction during Performance Appraisal Interviews.
Downs, Timothy M.
A study was conducted to determine the relationship between management communication style and communication satisfaction during performance appraisal interviews. Generating a 50% response rate, 83 staff employees (47 supervisors and 36 subordinates) at a large midwestern university returned a questionnaire survey assessing communication during performance appraisal interviews. Results suggested that from the superior's perspective, the style of communication perceived to have taken place during an appraisal interview is not correlated with the self-reported satisfaction with communication during the performance appraisal interview. Results also suggested that management communication style is significantly related to a subordinate's satisfaction with communication. Results indicated that subordinates were more affected than superiors by the style of communication that was utilized in important dyadic encounters, such as performance appraisal interviews. (Two tables of data are included and 39 references are attached.) (MG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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