Accession Number:

ADP000818

Title:

Load Effects on the Use of Strategy in Motivated Personnel

Descriptive Note:

Component paper

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV COLL OF MEDICINE HERSHEY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-03-25

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

While much research employs the concept of motivation as a dependent or independent variable, motivation may be viewed in terms of a mediating variable as well. This is the approach taken in the present paper. The primary concern of this manuscript is with the effects of information load on performance in two quite different tasks. Load is, without question, a potential stressor. It is now well known that overload may diminish performance. However, underload, i.e., information deprivation, may also impair performance. Load and its potential stressor component would likely affect performance to a lesser degree it personnel performing a task were not motivated. Lack of motivation would likely have two quite separate effects information input would not be taken as seriously, thereby diminishing the effective load level, and performance levels which would be relatively low would provide for lesser differences between diverse load effects a ceiling effect.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE