Accession Number : AD0642784

Title :   THE EFFECTS OF DAILY GOAL-SETTING ON CODE RECEIVING PERFORMANCE AND ATTITUDES: A PILOT STUDY,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN INST FOR RESEARCH WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Locke,Edwin A. ; Bryan,Judith F.

Report Date : OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : One class at the Radioman A School at Bainbridge, Maryland (the Experimental group) set daily goals in terms of the score they would try for in code receiving. A second class (the Control group), run concurrently, did not set daily goals. It was found that the Experimental group improved their code receiving speed at a significantly faster rate than the Control group and made significantly fewer errors at speeds of 10 and 12 wpm than the group without daily goals. In addition, the Experimental group had significantly more favorable attitudes in code class than did the Control group on three of four attitude measures. The results, while promising, are not completely unequivocal, since there were a number of uncontrolled variables that might have affected the groups differently. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADIO OPERATORS, *MOTIVATION), ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), DECODING, TRAINING

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE