ERIC Number: ED049501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: 0
The Motivational Determinants of Task Performance in a Non-Industrial Milieu: A Modification and Extension of Vroom's Model.
Mendel, Raymond M.; Dickinson, Terry L.
Vroom's cognitive model, which proposes to both explain and predict an individual's level of work productivity by drawing on the construct motivation, is discussed and three hypotheses generated: (1) that Vroom's model does predict performance in a non-industrial setting; (2) that it predicts self-perceived performance better than measures externally derived; and (3) that a measure of self-rated expectancy improves the predicitve power of the model. All three hypotheses were confirmed on a sample of 33 members of a university wrestling team. Interviews and questionnaire were used to collect relevant data from team members and coaches. Sample items from the questionnaire are included. (TL)
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Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames.
Note: Paper presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Convention in Detroit, Michigan, May 6-8, 1971