The consensus judgment process in job evaluation: The effect of sex of chairperson, job stereotype, and job level on individual and group ratings
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Wayne Harrison
Dr. David Hinton
Dr. C. Raymond Millimet
Dr. Douglas Cellar
Research concerning the role of the consensus judgment process in job evaluation has been minimal. In the present study, 80 male 80 female college students rated jobs individually using a point method of job evaluation. The subjects were then divided into groups of 4 and a chairperson was assigned. The effects of sex of rater, sex of chairperson, and job stereotype were assessed. The use of an averaging rule to predict consensus ratings, as well as the amount of disagreement among dimensions, were also explored. A third area of research concerned the leadership and power exhibited by the chairperson. Results indicated that both job point level and job stereotype significantly affected ratings. The use of an averaging rule predicted consensus rating accurately. The need for replication in field settings is discussed.
Durr, Margaret L., "The consensus judgment process in job evaluation: The effect of sex of chairperson, job stereotype, and job level on individual and group ratings" (1985). Student Work. 1326.
A Thesis Presented to the Department of Psychology and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1985, Margaret L. Durr