Accession Number : ADA136703

Title :   Performance Feedback Effects under Varying Conditions of Goals, Feedback Type, and Choice.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Ilgen,D R ; Moore,C F

PDF Url : ADA136703

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : Three studies were conducted to investigate the effects of goal setting and feedback on quality and quantity performance dimensions of a task. The purpose of the research was to: (1) demonstrate the interactive effect of goals and feedback on performance, (2) investigate the effects of different types of feedback on motivation and learning in the presence of goals, and (3) explore the effects on motivation, learning and performance variables on allowing individuals the freedom to choose to receive feedback. In all three experiments, subjects used a microcomputer to respond to a proofreading task. The results indicated that goal setting and feedback do interact to affect performance and that the cognitive processes involved in the interaction are more likely to be strategy-oriented rather than motivational. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Performance(Human), *Feedback, *Industrial psychology, Jobs, Planning, Quality, Quantity, Interactions, Motivation, Learning, Variables, Decision making, Test methods, Microcomputers, Man computer interface, Reading, Performance tests, Cognition

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE