Title

Achieving consistency: A Study of basketball officiating

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1973

Abstract

This study investigates the characteristics of professional basketball referees which can account for their successful or unsuccessful performance on the court. Several role inactment skills such as achievement via independence contribute to the prediction of this performance. The main determinant identified, however, is at the group or organizational level. Superior referees have less interindividual variance than do average or relatively unsuccessful referees. This result is discussed in terms of the role requirements of performance in this case. Interpersonal consistency of judgment is relied on for matters permitting only consensual validity. Extensions of these findings to other role enactments are suggested. © 1973.

Publication Name

Journal of Vocational Behavior

Volume Number

3

First Page

335

Last Page

343

Issue Number

3

DOI

10.1016/0001-8791(73)90022-5

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