Teachers' perceptions concerning the relative values of personal and clinical characteristics and their influence on the assignment of students' clinical grades.


Journal Article

Twenty senior teachers were asked to rank, in order of influence, the seven clinical and five personal characteristics used to grade third-year medicine clerks. Seventeen perceived themselves to be more influenced by clinical characteristics when assigning grades. Independently, the actual ratings completed over a 3-year period by these same teachers were analysed to measure the congruency between their perceived and actual grading behaviour. When actually rating students only nine raters were more influenced by clinical characteristics and just one half of the teachers displayed a congruency between their perceived and actual rating behaviour. The implications of these findings are discussed.

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Cited Authors

  • Durand, RP; Levine, JH; Lichtenstein, LS; Fleming, GA; Ross, GR

Published Date

  • July 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 335 - 341

PubMed ID

  • 3173162

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3173162

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1365-2923

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0308-0110

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1365-2923.1988.tb00762.x


  • eng