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ERIC Number: ED170624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Rate of Change in Performance.
Martin, Joanne
Performance expectancy and satisfaction were investigated in terms of the rate of change in performance outcomes. In a two-by-two factorial design, the direction (improving or deteriorating) and rate (accelerating or decelerating) of change in performance were manipulated using false feedback in a computerized math game. In accord with performance expectancy predictions, a significant main effect of the direction of change and a significant interaction between the direction and rate of change were found, with fewest errors occurring in the decelerating improvement condition. In accord with performance satisfaction predictions, a significant main effect of the second derivative was found, with more dissatisfaction reported in the accelerating deterioration and decelerating improvement conditions. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A