Title

Observation Accuracy for Assessors of Work-Sample Performance: Consistency across Task and Individual-Differences Correlates

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1991

Keywords

Consistency (Measurement), Individual Differences, Job Performance, Personality Correlates, Air Force Personnel

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1037/0021-9010.76.1.11

Abstract

Consistency and correlates of observation accuracy were examined with videotapes of mechanics performing 2 jet-engine installation tasks. Job experts confirmed errors scripted into selected task steps. Their consensus pass/fail evaluations became target scores for evaluating observation accuracy. 79 jet-engine mechanics viewed the videotapes, made pass/fail ratings on each task step, and completed cognitive, personality, rating-style, and task-effort measures. Hit rate, false-alarm rate, and bias indexes were more consistent across the 2 tasks than in previous research on performance-evaluation accuracy. A discrimination index was less stable. The pattern of individual-differences correlates of observation accuracy was for the most part different from the pattern found in research on performance evaluation and person perception.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Journal of Applied Psychology, v. 76, issue 1, p. 9-16

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