Accession Number : ADA119128

Title :   Expectancy Theory Modeling

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. FY82

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Horst, Paul

PDF Url : ADA119128

Report Date : Aug 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 253

Abstract : An objective of this effort was to reformulate expectancy theory in organizational behavior in objective terms and measurable concepts, employing sound multivariate models. Although a vast amount of literature in organizational behavior has been generated by expectancy theory since 1964, this literature has not been substantially influenced by the traditional models of multivariate analysis. Further development and application of expectancy theory requires a better methodological and mathematical foundation than is currently provided. The history, terms, and concepts of expectancy theory are examined. The basic concepts of multivariate analysis models are discussed and applied to develop a more adequate expectancy theory model. Criticisms of present models and their postulates and assumptions are addressed. Measurement problems are solved by the development of analytical models that will accept data more easily obtained from subjects. Recommendations are made regarding empirical tests of the models.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, *MATHEMATICAL MODELS, *OPERATIONS RESEARCH, *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, BEHAVIOR, EMPLOYEE RELATIONS, INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY, JOBS, LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, MODEL THEORY, MOTIVATION, MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS, ORGANIZATIONS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PERSONNEL, PREDICTIONS, SKILLS, SUPERVISION, VALENCE

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE