Rater source effects are alive and well after all

By Brian James Hoffman
University of Georgia

Chuck Lance
University of the Western Cape

Bethany Bynum

William A. Gentry
Center for Creative Leadership


Recent research has questioned the importance of rater perspective effects on multisource performance ratings (MSPRs). Although making a valuable contribution, we hypothesize that this research has obscured evidence for systematic rater source effects as a result of misspecified models of the structure of multisource performance ratings and inappropriate analytic methods…


Hoffman, B., Lance, C. E., Bynum, B., & Gentry, W. A. (2010). Rater source effects are alive and well after all. Personnel Psychology, 63 (1), 119–151. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-6570.2009.01164.x 


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