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ERIC Number: ED360896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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Leadership through Criticism among Business School Intern Students.
Mitchell, Lily; Orkin, Mark
This study sought to identify the gap between what business school students want out of the performance appraisal during their internship in companies, what they receive, how they perceive it, and whether these responses are affected by race and gender. The student group included 35 males and females of both Black and White races at the University of Witwatersrand's Business School in Johannesburg, South Africa. Students ranked 12 aspects of criticism in a log book kept during their internship and responded to a questionnaire. Additionally, six of the students volunteered to have their performance appraisal with their intern supervisor observed by one of the researchers. On return to school the students completed the Impact Message Inventory, a self-report transactional inventory designed to measure a person's interpersonal style. It was found that students want to know how they are doing and what they can do to improve in their weak areas. On ranking the 12 aspects of criticism, the five most important were trust of the supervisor, quality of information, respect of supervisor, clarity of action, and increased self development. The application of the chosen instruments was triangulated by on-site observation and qualitative interviews with individuals. Students were concerned about destructive criticism which was not tied to action. (Contains 25 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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