Accession Number : ADA017864

Title :   Development and Evaluation of an Objective Technique to Assess Effort in Training.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 73-Apr 75,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR RESEARCH LAFAYETTE IND

Personal Author(s) : Pritchard,Robert D. ; Hollenback ,John H. ; DeLeo,Phillip J.

Report Date : OCT 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : The research explored the validation of a quantifiable, objective, and reliable method of measuring the amount of effort to be directly rewarded in incentive systems. A battery of relevant ability tests was given to a sample of Air Force trainees and to civilian subjects using a simulation of the course taught the Air Force trainees. Results showed that the simulation subjects were comparable to the Air Force subjects and that the ability test battery predicted performance equally well for both samples. The hard criterion of effort displayed wide variability, excellent reliability, and good construct validity.

Descriptors :   *Air Force training, *Motivation, Awards, Attitudes(Psychology), Performance(Human), Students, Assessment, Learning, Test methods

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE