Accession Number : AD0715436

Title :   Task Performance as a Function of Perceived Effort-Performance and Performance-Reward Contingencies.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE AND HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS

Personal Author(s) : Arvey,Richard D. ; Dunnette,Marvin D.

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : The effects of two kinds of expectancies, ability, and the interactions of these variables on the performance of a laboratory task were determined using undergraduate college students as subjects. The two expectancies were: the beliefs that individuals have about whether the expenditure of effort will result in 'effective' performance (Expectancy 1) and the beliefs that people have concerning whether being an 'effective' performer will lead to valued rewards (Expectancy 2). (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), APTITUDE TESTS), (*MOTIVATION, INTERACTIONS), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), THEORY, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE