Accession Number : AD0618895

Title :   MOTIVATIONAL CORRELATES OF INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN PERFORMANCE.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. for May 61-Jan 65,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN

Personal Author(s) : Stephens, Mark W. ; Michels, K. M.

Report Date : MAY 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 152

Abstract : A three-year program of research was directed at the development of 'paper and pencil' measurement techniques that would permit the assessment of the potential 'motivatibility' of subjects in experiments concerning the effects of environmental stress on human performance. A largely empirical approach was used in this research. Performance measures of a large number of subjects on several different tasks were used as the criterion measures in item analyses of several personality inventory tests. The resultant pool of cross-validated items will, it is hoped, represent a step toward increasing the precision of performance research. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *MOTIVATION, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, PERSONALITY, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), REFLEXES, MOTOR REACTIONS, CONDITIONED RESPONSE, HANDS, VERBAL BEHAVIOR, LEARNING, TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE