Accession Number : ADA112519

Title :   When Reward Is Punishment: How Health Care Support Personnel View Supervisor Actions.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jan-Dec 81,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Jones,Allan P ; Dutton,Linda ; Butler,Mark C

PDF Url : ADA112519

Report Date : 30 Nov 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The present effort investigated the reward or punishment value that Navy enlisted health care support personnel placed upon a number of supervisor behaviors. Behaviors viewed as either most rewarding or most punishing seemed to possess the following characteristics: (a) public display, (b) visible implications about the individual's worth to the organization, and (c) visible implication about the person's commitment to the organization. Some behaviors, especially those reflecting job enlargement, were viewed as reward by some respondents but punishment by others. General principles concerning the use of punishment and reward in organizations are reviewed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Work measurement, *Performance(Human), *Jobs, *Personnel management, Leadership, Supervisors, Medical personnel, Skills, Ratings, Motivation, Punishment, Attitudes(Psychology), Personality, Employee relations, Management

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE