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Revista de Psicología del Trabajo y de las Organizaciones

On-line version ISSN 2174-0534Print version ISSN 1576-5962


SALGADO, Jesús F.  and  CABAL, Ángel L.. Performance Appraisal in the Public Administration of the Principality of Asturias: An Analysis of Psychometric Properties. Rev. psicol. trab. organ. [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.2, pp.75-91. ISSN 2174-0534.

This article presents the results of three independent studies on the development and psychometric properties of the method of evaluating the performance of employees of Public Administration of the Principality of Asturias. Study 1 describes the development and selection of competencies to be assessed. For each of the three major dimensions of job performance, five competencies were identified that should be evaluated. Study 2 describes how we developed behaviorally-anchored rating scales for measuring competencies of task performance, contextual performance, and organizational performance. Study 3 examined reliability, construct validity and concurrent validity of performance appraisals. The results showed high reliability coefficients for both the dimensions and the overall performance assessment. An exploratory principal component analysis indicated the presence of two factors in which loaded (a) the evaluations of the immediate superiors and (b) external objective criteria, respectively. A confirmatory factor analysis showed that performance can be represented by a hierarchical model. Finally, external criteria and the ratings of managers showed to be correlated. The implications of the findings are commented on in the discussion.

Keywords : appraisal; EBEP; performance; reliability; validity.

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