ERIC Number: ED073614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
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The Relationships Between Expectancy and Performance in a Computer-Assisted Instructional Task.
The relationship between expectancy and performance in a self-paced computer-assisted instruction (CAI) program is explored in this study. The hypotheses developed were that the subjects with high expectancy would perform better and require less instruction, set higher performance criteria for themselves, and have higher expectancy on a transfer task than subjects with low expectancies. The results of the experiment rejected all three hypotheses; the author suspected that dissonance feedback was the cause. Further investigation, however, revealed that the dissonance was not related to a significant difference in performance changes in the same subject. The author concluded that the study demonstrated that dissonance is more likely to lead to changes in expectancies than to changes in performance. (MC)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Computer-Assisted Instruction Lab.