Accession Number:

ADA030451

Title:

Work Performance: A New Approach to Expectancy Theory Predictions

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

Research was conducted to develop and test a model of performance based upon a reconceptualization of Vrooms 1964 expectancy model. The reconceptualized model assumes that an individual chooses from among levels of performance rather than, as proposed by Vroom, from among levels of effort to exert. A questionnaire was administered to each of 56 individuals employed as proof machine operators in one department of a large bank operation. The questionnaire was designed to estimate components of the new model such as the probability that the individual will be able to work at particular performance levels, the value of specific work outcomes, and the probability that performance at each of the performance levels will lead to the various work outcomes. These estimates were used to generate the models prediction of the individuals observed performance as measured by the proportion of time that the individual actually performed at a given level.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE