Need psychology help with Performance Appraisals and Positive Psychology Assignment

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Performance Appraisals and Positive Psychology

For this assignment you will write a two- to- three page reflective paper evaluating your experience with performance appraisals in the workplace.  If you have never had a workplace performance appraisal, interview a friend or family member who has had one.  

Describe the occasion in which you were being evaluated (e.g., annual review, quarterly review).  Describe the strengths and weaknesses of the evaluation process using concepts and/or theories from the week’s readings.  Provide at least two strategies to improve the performance appraisal process in your workplace for a more positive experience in the future. 

Your assignment must be at least two to three double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA guidelines.  Include a cover page and reference page in APA format. In addition to the textbook, you must utilize at least one scholarly, peer-reviewed source that was published within the past five years. Your sources must be cited according to APA format.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Description Grading Rubric


Total Possible Score: 12.00

Describes an Occasion for a Formal Evaluation

Total: 2.50

Distinguished - Provides a clear and concise description of an occasion for a formal evaluation.

Proficient - Provides a description of an occasion for a formal evaluation. Minor details are missing.

Basic - Provides a minimal description of an occasion for a formal evaluation. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations - Attempts to provide a description of an occasion for a formal evaluation; however, the description is incomplete.

Non-Performance - The description of an occasion for a formal evaluation is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.


Describes Strengths and Weaknesses of Evaluation Process

Total: 3.50

Distinguished - Clearly and completely describes strengths and weaknesses of the evaluation process using concepts and/or theories from the weekly reading.

Proficient - Describes strengths and weaknesses of the evaluation process using concepts and /or theories from the weekly reading. Minor details may be missing and/or inaccurate.

Basic - Minimally describes the strengths and weaknesses of the evaluation process loosely using concepts and /or theories from the weekly reading. Relevant details are missing and/or are inaccurate.

Below Expectations - Attempts to provide a description of strengths and weaknesses of the evaluation process using material from the weekly reading; however, the description is incomplete and/or inaccurate.

Non-Performance - The description of strengths and weaknesses of the evaluation process using material from the weekly reading is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.


Provides Strategies to Improve Performance Appraisal Process

Total: 3.50

Distinguished - Provides at least two clear and feasible strategies to improve the performance appraisal process in the workplace giving opportunity for a more positive experience in the future.

Proficient - Provides at least two feasible strategies to improve the performance appraisal process in the workplace giving opportunity for a more positive experience in the future. Minor details may be missing and/or inaccurate.

Basic - Provides at least two strategies to improve the performance appraisal process in the workplace giving opportunity for a more positive experience in the future. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations - Attempts to provide at least two strategies to improve the performance appraisal process in the workplace giving opportunity for a more positive experience in the future; however, the details of the two strategies are incomplete and/or inaccurate.

Non-Performance - The strategies to improve the performance appraisal process in the workplace, giving opportunity for a more positive experience in the future are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.


Critical Thinking: Explanation of Issues

Total: 1.00

Distinguished - Clearly and comprehensively explains in detail the issue to be considered, delivering all relevant information necessary for a full understanding.

Proficient - Clearly explains in detail the issue to be considered, delivering enough relevant information for an adequate understanding.

Basic - Briefly recognizes the issue to be considered, delivering minimal information for a basic understanding.

Below Expectations - Briefly recognizes the issue to be considered, but may not deliver additional information necessary for a basic understanding.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.


Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics

Total: 0.75

Distinguished - Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors, and is very easy to understand.

Proficient - Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors, and is mostly easy to understand.

Basic - Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors, which may slightly distract the reader.

Below Expectations - Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors, which distract the reader.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.


Written Communication: APA Formatting

Total: 0.25

Distinguished - Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.

Proficient - Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.

Basic - Exhibits basic knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.

Below Expectations - Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.


Written Communication: Page Requirement

Total: 0.25

Distinguished - The paper meets the specific page requirement stipulated in the assignment description.

Proficient - The paper closely meets the page requirement stipulated in the assignment description.

Basic - The paper meets over half of the page requirement stipulated in the assignment description.

Below Expectations - A fraction of the page requirement is completed.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.


Written Communication: Resource Requirement

Total: 0.25

Distinguished - Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Proficient - Uses required number of scholarly sources to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Basic - Uses less than the required number of sources to support ideas. Some sources may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are used within the body of the assignment. Citations may not be formatted correctly.

Below Expectations - Uses inadequate number of sources that provide little or no support for ideas. Sources used may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are not used within the body of the assignment. Citations are not formatted correctly.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.



Required Reading

1. Read from your course text, Industrial/Organizational Psychology:
a. Chapter 3: Making the Cut: The Foundations of Psychological Testing

b. Chapter 4: Assessing Employee Effectiveness: Performance Appraisal

c. Chapter 5: Building a Highly Skilled Workforce: Training and Development in Action
Recommended Reading
1. Goodstein, L. D & Lanyon, R. I.  (1999).  Applications of personality assessment to the workplace: A review. Journal of Business and Psychology13(3), 291.  Retrieved from the ProQuest database.

2. Lorenzet, S. J., Cook, R. G., & Ozeki, C.  (2006).  Improving performance in very small firms through effective assessment and feedback. Education & Training, 48(8/9), 568-583.  Retrieved from ProQuest database.

3. O'Neal, G.  (2012).  Self-assessment and dialogue as tools for appreciating diversity. Journal of Social Work Education48(1), 159-166.  Retrieved from the ProQuest database. 

4. Smith, E. & Kemmis, R. B.  (2010).  What industry wants: Employers' preferences for training. Education & Training52(3), 214-225.  Retrieved from the ProQuest database. 

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