Expectancy Theory Predictions of Job Satisfaction, Job Effort, Job Performance, and Retention of Naval Aviation Officers
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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Expectancy theory suggests that an individuals behavior can be predicted from the degree to which the behavior is instrumental for the attainment of outcomes multiplied by the evaluation of these outcomes. This theory was used to predict the effort, satisfaction, performance and retention of two squadrons of Naval Aviation Officers. The results provide strong support for the prediction of satisfaction and retention. Only moderate support was generated for the prediction of effort and performance. Modifications of the theory are suggested in light of the data presented.
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