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ERIC Number: ED097111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 32
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Developmental Differences in Reactions to Combinations of Expectancy and Feedback Statements.
Hoy, Robert V.; And Others
This study attempted to replicate the findings of Moore, Gagne, and Hauck (1973) and to test the developmental assumption of the two-stage motivational theory proposed by Moore, Means, and Gagne (1972) concerning the effect of combination expectancy-feedback communications. Fourth and second grade subjects were administered five pairs of these communications for one baseline day and four treatment days. The significant expectancy-feedback interaction and fourth grade mean differences support the replicated study. For second graders, positive feedback resulted in best performance levels for both high and low IQ subjects, and high expectancy resulted in best performance within feedback levels. These results both indicate the presence of developmental differences and suggest that second graders only attend to the immediate reward value of adult communications, thus neglecting the cue value (for future success and reinforcement) which such statements convey to forth graders. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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