The relationship between age and job performance evaluations for entry-level professionals

Alan M. Saks, David Waldman

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Abstract

This study examined the relationship between age and job performance evaluations for newcomers recently hired into entry-level positions in public accounting firms. We predicted and found a negative relationship between age and job performance evaluations. This relationship was eliminated after controlling for undergraduate grade average and prior work experience, operationalized as the number of jobs that a newcomer had previously held. Results are discussed in terms of the possibility of negative age effects in entry-level positions and the potential reasons for such findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-419
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Organizational Behavior
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Psychology(all)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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