Article | European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology | 2010

Multi-Rater Assessment of Creative Contributions to Team Projects in Organizations

by Giovanni B. Moneta, Teresa M. Amabile, Elizabeth Schatzel and Steve J. Kramer

Abstract

This study examined the convergent and construct validity of ratings of individual creative contributions in a team context. A sample of 201 employees and supervisors, working on 26 team projects, completed the NEO-Five Factor Inventory and rated themselves and their teammates monthly on a single item measuring creative contributions to the project. The convergent validity of the ratings was supported because there was consistency among other ratings of the same targets and among different types of ratings (peer, supervisor, and self ratings) of the same targets. The construct validity of the ratings was partly supported because there were positive associations between individuals' peer-rated creativity and their extraversion and between individuals' self-rated and supervisor-rated creativity and their openness to experience. From peers and the self, women had lower creativity ratings than men, but other ratings were not influenced by the gender of the judge or the difference in gender of the target-judge dyad. The implications of these findings are discussed.

Keywords: Creativity; Groups and Teams; Research; Performance Evaluation; Gender Characteristics; Projects;

Citation:

Moneta, Giovanni B., Teresa M. Amabile, Elizabeth Schatzel, and Steve J. Kramer. "Multi-Rater Assessment of Creative Contributions to Team Projects in Organizations." European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology 19, no. 2 (2010): 150–176.