S-Space College of Business Administration/Business School (경영대학/대학원) Dept. of Business Administration (경영학과) Seoul Journal of Business (SJB) Seoul Journal of Business Volume 12, Number 1/2 (2006)
The Effect of Interpersonal Affect on Performance Ratings: Is It Real or Spurious?
- Park, Heejoon
- Issue Date
- Seoul Journal of Business, Vol.12 No.2, pp. 37-56
- Despite the growing recognition among researchers of the potentially
important role that interpersonal affect plays in performance appraisals,
it is not clear whether the effect of interpersonal affect is real or
attributable to unobserved ratee characteristics. Using a fixed effects
model, I find that the effect of interpersonal affect on ratings is
significant and independent of unobserved ratee characteristics. These
results suggest that interpersonal affect should be treated as a separate
and important factor in performance appraisals.