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ERIC Number: ED084602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Pages: 12
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The Effect of Reward and Punishment Incentives on Listening Comprehension.
Goodyear, F. H.
Although teachers have long used both rewards and punishments as incentives for listening, previous studies were inconclusive concerning the relationships between listening effectiveness and types and amounts of incentives given to listeners. The effects of different amounts of punishment and reward incentives (defined by varying additions and deductions of grade points) on listening skills (defined by performance on the "Brown-Carlsen Listening Comprehension Test") were used to predict higher general listening scores for conditions of no versus extrinsic incentives, higher immediate recall scores in stronger incentive conditions, and higher reflective listening scores in milder incentive conditions. None of the hypotheses were supported by the data, leading to the conclusion that there is no basis for the use of external incentives in the classroom as a means of positively influencing listening performance. (BLB)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (59th, New York City, November 8-11, 1973)