A STUDY OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GENDER AND SUPERVISORS' IMPLICIT AND EXPLICIT RATINGS OF JOB PERFORMANCE AND PERFORMANCE POTENTIAL
Rossmann, J.E., von Vacanno, P., Macalester College, Goff, M. and Johnson, K., Personnel Decisions International, USA
This project analyzed data which had been collected from more than 50,000 clients of Personnel Decisions International, a large multinational industrial/organizational psychology consulting firm with headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. The project had two goals: 1) to determine the extent to which there were differences among four supervisor/supervisee dyads (male-male, male-female, female-male, and female-female) in the importance which supervisors attached to each of 24 performance dimensions; 2) to determine the extent to which there were differences among these same dyads on implicit vs. explicit ratings of job performance and performance potential. The performance dimensions were based upon data from a "360- degree" feedback instrument, but only the data provided by supervisors were used. The results indicated that there were few significant gender differences among these analyses for job performance, but there were significant differences between implicit and explicit ratings of performance potential.