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Self-Observer Rating Discrepancies of Managers in Asia: A Study of Derailment Characteristics and Behaviors in Southern and Confucian Asia


William A. Gentry


Center for Creative Leadership (Greensboro)

Jeffrey Yip


Boston University - School of Management

Kelly M. Hannum


affiliation not provided to SSRN

2010

International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Vol. 18, p. 237-250, 2010
Boston U. School of Management Research Paper No. 2010-23

Abstract:     
Antecedents to self-observer rating discrepancies in multisource instruments have been established at the individual and organizational level. However, research examining cultural antecedents is limited, which is particularly relevant as multisource instruments gain popularity around the world. We investigated multisource ratings of 860 Asian managers from the regions of Southern Asia (n=261) and Confucian Asia (n=599) and analyzed cultural differences in self-observer rating discrepancies. Multivariate regression procedures revealed that the self-observer rating discrepancy was wider for managers from Southern Asia as compared with Confucian Asia. The reason for the discrepancy was driven by managers’ self-ratings being different across cultures than by observer ratings from managers’ bosses, direct reports, or peers; the predictor is related to self-ratings not observer ratings, producing differential self-observer ratings due to self-ratings. We discuss cultural differences in self- and observer ratings within Asia and provide implications for the practice of multisource assessments.

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Date posted: August 19, 2010 ; Last revised: March 27, 2012

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Gentry, William A. and Yip, Jeffrey and Hannum, Kelly M., Self-Observer Rating Discrepancies of Managers in Asia: A Study of Derailment Characteristics and Behaviors in Southern and Confucian Asia (2010). International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Vol. 18, p. 237-250, 2010; Boston U. School of Management Research Paper No. 2010-23. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1661134

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William A. Gentry
Center for Creative Leadership (Greensboro) ( email )
One Leadership Place
Greensboro, NC 27438-6300
United States
Jeffrey Yip (Contact Author)
Boston University - School of Management ( email )
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA MA 02215
United States
Kelly M. Hannum
affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )
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