Accession Number : ADA326060

Title :   A Dissertation Research Proposal Submitted to the Committee for Partial Fulfillment for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Osten, Kevin D.

PDF Url : ADA326060

Report Date : JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : The general purpose of this research proposal was to gain a more thorough understanding of trainee motivation. To accomplish this, trainee motivation was examined, with a specific emphasis on motivation to learn, and the antecedents of motivation to learn. The Theory of Planned Behavior was introduced as a mechanism for outlining and understanding how the antecedents of motivation result in motivation levels. The Theory of Planned Behavior stresses that behavioral intentions capture the motivational factors that influence behavior. Although not identical by definition, behavioral intentions and motivation represent very similar constructs in this paper.

Descriptors :   *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *MOTIVATION, *TRAINEES, GROUP DYNAMICS, SKILLS, PERSONNEL SELECTION, MENTAL ABILITY, JOB SATISFACTION, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), ROLES(BEHAVIOR), INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY, CONDITIONING(LEARNING).

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE