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Unformatted text preview: end to give “bad” ratings. Professors with reputations as easy graders
or tough graders exemplify these types of raters. Central tendency involves assigning
most ratees to a middle-range performance category—the extremes of the rating categories are not used. The professor who assigns 80 percent of her students C’s is
committing this error. Each of these three rating tendencies is probably partially a
function of the rater’s personal experiences. For example, the manager who has had
an especially good group of employees might respond with special harshness when
management transfers him to supervise a group of slightly less able workers. It is
worth noting that not all instances of leniency, harshness, and central tendency necessarily represent perceptual errors. In some cases, raters intentionally commit these Leniency. The tendency to perceive the job performance of
ratees as especially good.
Harshness. The tendency to
perceive the job performance of
ratees as especially ineffectiv...
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This document was uploaded on 03/27/2014.
- Spring '14