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dc.contributor.advisorNeuman, Georgeen_US
dc.contributor.authorHiggins, Kelly D.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-11T17:13:10Z
dc.date.available2016-01-11T17:13:10Z
dc.date.issued1997
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/14796
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages [58]-61)en_US
dc.description.abstractThis research investigated the influence of conscientiousness and goal orientation on performance of a complex task. Goal orientation may be either performance or learning. Goal orientation and perceived ability are expected to interact to create either a mastery or helpless behavior pattern and influence performance. Conscientiousness was measured while goal orientation and perceived ability were manipulated. Behavior pattern and performance were the dependent variables. Regressions were used to analyze the relationships. The perceived ability manipulation was successful while the goal orientation manipulation was not. Results indicated that goal orientation and perceived ability did interact to influence performance but not behavior pattern. However, the means were not in the predicted direction. Conscientiousness did not influence performance but was related to behavior pattern. However, conscientiousness may have a stronger relationship to subjective performance measures such as supervisor ratings than objective measures. The behavior pattern measure is a self-rating of performance behaviors and would qualify as a subjective measure of performance. The present finding supports the distinction between subjective and objective measures of performance when investigating the influence of conscientiousness.en_US
dc.format.extent63 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPerformance--Psychological aspectsen_US
dc.subject.lcshConscienceen_US
dc.subject.lcshAction theoryen_US
dc.titleThe influence of conscientiousness and goal orientation on performance of a complex tasken_US
dc.type.genreDissertation/Thesisen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychologyen_US
dc.description.degreeM.A. (Master of Arts)en_US


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