Accession Number : AD0731081

Title :   Expectancy Theory Predictions of Academic Performance and Satisfaction.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Mitchell,Terence R. ; Nebeker,Delbert M.

Report Date : SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : Expectancy theory models were used to predict the satisfaction, effort and performance of college students. This theory suggests that effort and satisfaction are related to the degree to which the behavior (or job) is seen as leading to various outcomes weighted (multiplicatively) by the evaluation of these outcomes. The job effort model was supported while the job satisfaction model was not. Including extensions of the effort model by adding others' expectations and perceived influence increased the predictability of effort. The job performance model suggests that effort and ability combine to predict performance. An additive rather than a multiplicative combination of these two variables was found to best predict performance. The extensions and modifications of the theory are discussed in detail. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), (*ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, *STUDENTS), THEORY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE