Accession Number:

ADA101874

Title:

Cognitive Evaluation Theory: An Experimental Test of Processes and Outcomes.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Report Date:

1981-06-26

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

Cognitive Evaluation Theory has been proposed as a viable theoretical framework for explaining the detrimental effects of performance contingent rewards on intrinsically motivated behaviors. A review of the literature suggested that this theory had not been adequately tested. A field experiment was undertaken to do this. The results did not support the theory. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE