The Effect of Upward Feedback on Managerial Behavior
Applied Psychology: An International Review, Vol. 53, No. 1, pp. 23-37, 2004
Posted: 21 Jul 2008
Date Written: June 24, 2008
Upward feedback from subordinates was provided to Australian managers in an international professional services firm. The job performance of the managers in this quasi-experimental study was observed by subordinates to be significantly higher six months later, compared to both initial performance and subordinate ratings of a comparison group. Self-efficacy moderated this finding, suggesting that it plays a key role in determining behavioral reactions to upward feedback. The managers' learning goal orientation correlated significantly with their subsequent performance.
Keywords: Upward feedback, self-efficacy, leadership development, managerial performance
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