Accession Number : AD0739330

Title :   Motivation in Training: A Study of Incentives.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : NAVAL TRAINING DEVICE CENTER ORLANDO FLA

Personal Author(s) : Thomas,Rex C.

Report Date : JAN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : An investigation was performed concerning the effects of three levels of incentives upon two levels of task difficulty. The hypothesis tested was that a monetary incentive would induce an individual subject to perform in a manner superior to his peers. The monetary incentive was employed as a means of encouraging acceptance of the error level goal which subjects were given as being the performance level obtained by their peers. The findings were in the desired direction but nonsignificant, probably due to subjects' failure to accept the goal as their own. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOTIVATION, *MILITARY TRAINING), MONEY, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE