Objective and Social Factors as Determinants of Task Perceptions and Responses: An Integrative Framework and Empirical Investigation.
TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF MANAGEMENT
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The purpose of this study was to test the relative efficacy of the task attributes model of task design, the social information processing model of task design, and an integrated framework derived from the two. A complex laboratory study manipulating objective task properties, social information, and changes in both objective task properties and social information was conducted to test the three models. Results suggested moderate support for the social information processing model, strong support for the task attributes model, and the strongest support for the integrated framework. Implications for future theory and research are discussed.