Back to the Future: Gender Differences in Self-Ratings of Team Performance Criteria

Christopher M. Scherpereel, Mary Y. Bowers

Abstract


Well functioning teams are essential to success in both academic and businesses environments today. While much research has contributed to our understanding of successful team characteristics, conflicting empirical evidence hinders corrective intervention. Information gathered from self and peer-assessments is often used to provide feedback and encourage teams to take corrective actions. Unfortunately, these assessments have been shown to contain many biases. In this study, we isolate gender as an important contributor to assessment bias. By exploring the gender difference in under- and overrating self-assessment relative to peer assessment, we add support to the assumption that gender plays a role in assessment accuracy and contribute new understanding to the differences in gender response to feedback.

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