A Field Study of the Use and Perceived Effects of Discipline in Controlling Work Performance

Beyer, Janice M.; Trice, Harrison M.
December 1984
Academy of Management Journal;Dec1984, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p743
Academic Journal
Data from two samples of supervisors in a large US. corporation show that (1) supervisors used discipline primarily as a response to certain behaviors and when the work context was supportive of its use; and (2) use of discipline had small but significant effects on the subsequent work performance of target employees.


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