Accession Number : ADA138337

Title :   Situational Constraints upon Performance: A Selective Review of Relevant Literature.

Descriptive Note : Interim paper 1 Aug 81-31 Jan 84,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT DALLAS RICHARDSON SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s) : Eulberg,J R ; O'Conner,E J ; Peters,L H ; Watson,T W

PDF Url : ADA138337

Report Date : Mar 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : Noted researchers have argued that situational constraints have a negative impact on employee work performance, affective reactions, and retention. Research directly relevant to these predictions is beginning to accumulate. Limited attention, however, has been given to reviewing and integrating substantial bodies of relevant prior research from other areas which can be used to understand better the impact of constraints on individual and organizational outcomes. The current paper, therefore, is directed toward: (a) reviewing and integrating results across a broad range of literature potentially relevant to clarifying the categories of constraints that exist across a diversity of job environments, and (b) reviewing available literature relevant to the specific constraint categories identified from these studies. This review and integration is a necessary step toward understanding how constraints moderate the translation of abilities and motivation into effective performance. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Work, *Jobs, *Performance(Human), *Feedback, Environments, Productivity, Impact, Literature surveys, Motivation, Information processing

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE