TITLE

An Empirical Investigation of Expectancy Theory Predictions of Job Performance

AUTHOR(S)
Heneman III, Herbert C.
PUB. DATE
August 1971
SOURCE
Academy of Management Proceedings (00650668);1971, p220
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Proceeding
ABSTRACT
The present study was designed to avoid the above shortcoming of previous research on expectancy theory. In particular, more relevant (Nagle, 1953) measures of force, ability, and role perceptions were utilized, and statistical procedures were employed which yielded clear estimates of the strength of relationships and the significance of additive and interaction effects. Since Gavin's (1970) study was the best to date portions of Gavin's (1970) results are presented with those of the present study for comparative purposes. Gavin's measures and statistical analyses were similar to those employed here, though both studies were conceived and executed independently. The major hypotheses investigated in both studies were that (1) force, role perceptions, and ability are positively related to performance and (2) performance is a function of the three-way interaction among force, role perceptions, and ability.
ACCESSION #
4981017

 

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