Effects of performance appraisal politics on job satisfaction and turnover intention

June M L Poon

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    Abstract

    There is evidence that performance ratings are often manipulated for political purposes. The present study examined the effects of employees' perceptions of political motives in performance appraisal on their job satisfaction and intention to quit using survey data from an occupationally heterogeneous sample of white-collar employees (N = 127) from various organizations. Regression analysis results indicated that when employees perceived performance ratings to be manipulated because of raters' personal bias and intent to punish subordinates they expressed reduced job satisfaction that, in turn, led to greater intentions to quit their jobs. Manipulations of ratings for motivational purposes, however, had no effect on job satisfaction and turnover intention.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)322-334
    Number of pages13
    JournalPersonnel Review
    Volume33
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

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    Job Satisfaction
    Politics
    Regression Analysis
    Organizations
    Job turnover
    Performance appraisal
    Turnover intention
    Job satisfaction
    Employees
    Intention to quit
    Performance ratings

    Keywords

    • Employees turnover
    • Job satisfaction
    • Organizational politics
    • Performance appraisal

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Applied Psychology

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    In: Personnel Review, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2004, p. 322-334.

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