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A Better Job Performance Review

A critical job performance evaluation can have a negative effect on any employee, according to research. By studying how people view positive or negative feedback a researcher has determined that nobody -- even people who are motivated to learn -- likes negative performance reviews. She is therefore developing ways to help managers improve the process for reviewing employees, and provides some pointers in her newly published article.

Culbertson and collaborators at Eastern Kentucky University and Texas A&M University surveyed more than 200 staffers who had just completed performance reviews at a large southern university. The research appears in the Journal of Personnel Psychology.

The researchers first assessed employees' goal orientations:
Learning goal-oriented people like to learn for the sake of learning. They often pursue challenges despite setbacks.Performance-prove goal-oriented people want to prove that they have competence to perform a job.Performance-avoid goal-orien…