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ERIC Number: EJ994516
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Effects of and Preference for Pay for Performance: An Analogue Analysis
Long, Robert D., III; Wilder, David A.; Betz, Alison; Dutta, Ami
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v45 n4 p821-826 Win 2012
We examined the effects of 2 payment systems on the rate of check processing and time spent on task by participants in a simulated work setting. Three participants experienced individual pay-for-performance (PFP) without base pay and pay-for-time (PFT) conditions. In the last phase, we asked participants to choose which system they preferred. For all participants, the PFP condition produced higher rates of check processing and more time spent on task than did the PFT condition, but choice of payment system varied both within and across participants. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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