In this volume, first published in 1983, the editors aim to achieve an understanding of performance from a variety of theoretical perspectives. The papers in this volume will not only spur further research, but will also provide an opportunity for some careful considerations of how performance is measured in various applied settings. The book is divided into four major areas; intraindividual issues, interdividual/organizational dynamics, methodology, and philosophies. This title will be of interest to students of business studies, psychology and human resource management.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Introduction Frank Landy and Seldon Zedeck; Part One: Organizational Considerations; 2. The Effect of the Individual on an Organization’s Structure, Style, and Process Douglas T. Hall 3. The Effects of Social, Task, and Situational Factors on Motivation, Performance, and Appraisal Terence R. Mitchell 4. Facilitating Effective Performance Appraisals: The Role of Employee Commitment and Organizational Climate Richard M. Steers and Thomas W. Lee; Part Two: Individual Considerations; 5. Cognition, Concepts, and an Employee’s Theory of the World David S. Palermo 6. Implications of Personality Theory and Research for the Rating of Work Performance in Organizations Walter C. Borman 7. Motivation and Performance-Appraisal Behaviour Allan M. Mohrman, Jr. and Edward E. Lawler III 8. Performance Evaluation: A Social-Psychological Perspective Virginia E. O’Leary and Ranald D. Hansen; Part Three: Methodological and Measurement Considerations; 9. Performance Measurement in the Military Services Robert Vineberg and John N. Joyner 10. A Casual Analysis of Cognitive Ability, Job Knowledge, Job Performance, and Supervisor Ratings John E. Hunter 11. Some Possible Implications of "Modeling" for the Conceptualization of Measurement John P. Campbell; Part Four: Sociopolitical Considerations; 12. Performance Appraisal under Capitalism, Socialism, and the Mixed Economy Edwin A. Locke 13. A Sociohistorical Perspective on Performance Assessment Paul Goldman 14. Concluding Remarks Sheldon Zedeck and Frank Landy; Author Index; Subject Index