Improving feedback reports: the role of procedural information and information specificity

Marjolein Feys, Frederik Anseel, Bart Wille

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Abstract

We investigated the effects of varying two types of information in feedback reports on feedback reactions in the context of managerial skill development. We found that favorable reactions increased when a high amount of procedural information was given. Furthermore, unfavorable reactions diminished when participants received low specific information. Fifteen months after the assessment of feedback reactions, we also measured students' self-reported involvement in developmental activities and found a significant and positive relationship between favorable feedback reactions and developmental activities. These results provide useful suggestions for management educators to enhance feedback reactions in managerial skill development.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)661-681
Number of pages21
JournalAcademy Of Management Learning & Education
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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