Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Joan R. Rentsch
David J. Woehr, R. Tom Ladd, Michelle Violanti
Frame-of-reference (FOR) training has been shown to be an effective intervention for improving the accuracy of performance ratings (e.g., Woehr & Huffcutt, 1994). Despite evidence in support of the effectiveness of FOR training, few studies have empirically addressed the ultimate goal of FOR training, which is to train raters to share a common conceptualization of performance (Athey & McIntyre, 1987; Woehr, 1994). The present study tested the hypothesis that FOR-trained raters would possess schemas of performance after training that are more similar to an expert schema than would control-trained raters. It was also hypothesized that schema accuracy would be positively related to rating accuracy. Results supported these hypotheses. Implications for FOR training research and practice are discussed.
Gorman, Charles A., "Evaluating Frame-of-Reference Rater Training Effectiveness via Performance Schema Accuracy. " PhD diss., University of Tennessee, 2008.