Accession Number : AD0705495

Title :   THE EFFECT OF MONETARY INCENTIVES ON MONITORING PERFORMANCE.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Yufer,Kenneth Lee

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : A vigilance experiment was performed to evaluate the effect of monetary incentives on visual monitoring performance. The vigilance task was the detection of a slightly larger excursion of a voltmeter needle making 50 uniform excursions per minute. The length of the vigil was 48 minutes, during which 32 signals were presented. Ten subjects (Ss) in a control group performed the task without possibility of reward. A second group of 10 Ss performed the identical task receiving monetary rewards based on performance. Subjects receiving monetary rewards detected significantly more signals than did the control group. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATTENTION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MOTIVATION), VISUAL SIGNALS, MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, MONEY, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, THESES

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE