Attributional Analysis of the Discrepancy Between

Raters in Job Performance Ratings.




This  study aimed to investigate possible effects of raters' ratings  {nurses' (self);

supervisors' (administrator) and patients' (client)} and hospitals (government and private

hospitals)  on nurses' performance.   This study consisted of 303  nurses, 400 patients and 60

supervisors.  An instrument originally developed by Zammuto,  London, & Rowland, (1982).

was adapted and  translated into Arabic for this study.

Significant effects were found at alpha .05 level of raters'  ratings of the performance of

nurses. Paired comparison,  using Scheffe F-test showed significant differences between all

pairs of comparisons. Differences in ratings between ratters were interpreted in the light of the

attribution theory.