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ERIC Number: ED117589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
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Social Facilitation: Effects of Audience and Manipulated Feedback on Performance.
Koch, Christopher G.; And Others
Quality of performance feedback provided an individual may have pronounced impact on his motivation level and be at least partly responsible for social facilitation results. Male students (N=118) performed a dart-throwing task in the presence or absence of a three-person evaluative audience. After each of seven trials they received consistently positive, average, or negative performance feedback. Results showed a social facilitation effect of audience presence and initially facilitated performance under average feedback, but no interactions. Post-performance mood questionnaires suggest that separate mechanisms could mediate performance under each of the three feedback conditions. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (83rd, Chicago, Illinois, August 30-September 2, 1975)