Accession Number : ADA187844

Title :   A Longitudinal Study of the Relationship between Situational Constraints and Job Performance in a United States Mint.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Richardson, Mark S

PDF Url : ADA187844

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : This research was conducted to determine if there were any significant relationships between concomitant measures of situational constraints and (1) job performance; (2) work attitudes; and (3) behavioral intentions to quit for a sample of employees from a United States Mint. This research also investigated predictive relationships between situational constraints and outcome measures over a fourteen-month period. Survey and performance appraisal data were collected from a sample of 260 United States Federal Mint employees in three waves: Wave 1 during November 1983; Wave 2 at the end of May 1984; and Wave 3 during January 1985. This study found no significant relationships between situational constraints and self-appraisal ratings. Significant relationships, however, were found between constraints and supervisory performance ratings. Overall, the study did not observe a conclusive constraints - affective measures relationship. NO significant connection between situational constraints and behavioral intentions to quit were found in the study. While this study's longitudinal data revealed little evidence of longitudinal predictability of performance by constraints, the author recommends the study's longitudinal design be used in future studies. The longitudinal design would enable researchers to draw inferences concerning the causal effects of constraints on subsequent outcome measures.

Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *PERFORMANCE TESTS, *RATINGS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), EMOTIONS, JOBS, PREDICTIONS, SUPERVISION, THESES, WAVES, JOB SATISFACTION, BEHAVIOR, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE