Accession Number : AD0640404

Title :   THE EFFECT OF TEAM FEEDBACK ON INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE AND SELF-EVALUATION.

Descriptive Note : Final scientific rept.,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS HUMAN PERFORMANCE CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Johnston,William A. ; Howell,William C.

Report Date : SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The research program was designed to assess the role of team feedback in small-group activity. Team feedback was simulated by telling the subject that he had a partner and that feedback reflected his team performance relative to average performance. Actually, feedback represented the subject's individual tracking performance relative to a criterion, the stringency of which was manipulated experimentally. A stringent criterion produced poor feedback as though the subject had a poor partner, and a lenient criterion simulated a good partner. In general, the subjects performed best with good partners (lenient criteria). If one partner was replaced by a poorer partner, the subject's performance was retarded. The subjects accepted the credit for good team scores induced by a lenient criterion, but attributed the blame for poor scores wrought by a stringent criterion to their contrived partners. The data support the thesis that team feedback is an important determinant of individual behavior in the small group. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GROUP DYNAMICS, FEEDBACK), (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), GROUP DYNAMICS), SIMULATION, TRACKING

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE