Performance appraisal: Stressful for some

Carter, Geoff & Delahaye, Brian L. (2005) Performance appraisal: Stressful for some. In 2005 ANZAM Conference, 7-10 December, Canberra, Australia.

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Performance appraisal has been generally accepted as being stressful for both appraisers and appraisees. Using pre- and post-measures of the three catecholamine neurotransmitters, namely adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol, this paper examined the extent that a performance appraisal interview is stressful for appraisees. It was found that the event was highly stressful for unsuccessful appraisees, both male and female and, further, that unsuccessful appraisees expected a stressful event. Gender differences were found in the study. Males appear to be more physiological responsive while for females, the psychological, rather than the physiological costs may be higher. Finally, the paper explores a number of issues for managers resulting from these findings.

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ID Code: 6524
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: performance appraisal, stress, gender differences
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 29 Mar 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:39

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