ERIC Number: ED269335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Performance Expectancy, Success, Satisfaction and Attributions as Variables in Band Challenges.
Chandler, Theodore A.; And Others
Perceived success and satisfaction with one's level of performance encourages efforts to challenge other band members for higher chairs within high school bands. Motivation of band members was tested by asking them if they had ever challenged and how frequently. Additionally, they were asked if they felt that they were correctly placed in their instrument category, what they believed their performance expectancy would be in three months, their degree of satisfaction and feeling of success with their current performance level, and to what degree they enjoyed playing their instrument. Members (N=234) of three comparable size bands representing urban, suburban, and rural areas filled out an anonymous questionnaire. The results supported the hypothesis that perceived success and satisfaction with current level of performance were related to increased numbers of challenges for higher levels and attribution for that success to internal factors. Failure and lack of satisfaction with one's current level of performance resulted in fewer challenges and external attributions. (CFR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (70th, San FraJcisco, CA, April 16-20, 1986).