Nature and Consequences of Halo Error : A Critical Analysis

@article{Murphy1993NatureAC,
  title={Nature and Consequences of Halo Error : A Critical Analysis},
  author={K. Murphy and Robert A. Jako and Rebecca L. Anhalt},
  journal={Journal of Applied Psychology},
  year={1993},
  volume={78},
  pages={218-225}
}
The definition of halo error that dominated researchers' thinking for most of this century implied that (a) halo error was common; (b) it was a rater error, with true and illusory components; (c) it led to inflated correlations among rating dimensions and was due to the influence of a general evaluation on specific judgments; and (d) it had negative consequences and should be avoided or removed. We review research showing that all of the major elements of this conception of halo are either… Expand
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