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An empirical analysis of favoritism during business training

Matthew H. Roy (Assistant Professor at the Department of Management, University of Massachusetts‐Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA, USA)
Francine C. Roy (Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, USA)

Industrial and Commercial Training

ISSN: 0019-7858

Article publication date: 1 October 2004

Abstract

There is a paucity of information on student perceptions of favoritism in a training setting. The purpose of this study is to explore specific individual, situational, and relationship variables associated with student perceptions of favoritism in the business classroom. Respondents were asked to react to a series of vignettes involving student‐initiated and trainer‐initiated comparisons. Other relationships analyzed include the correlation between student self‐esteem and favoritism, grade point average and perceived favoritism, etc. The study concludes with an assessment of the extent and magnitude of favoritism in the business classroom with recommendations for eliminating perceptions of partiality.

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Citation

Roy, M.H. and Roy, F.C. (2004), "An empirical analysis of favoritism during business training", Industrial and Commercial Training, Vol. 36 No. 6, pp. 238-242. https://doi.org/10.1108/00197850410556676

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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