A test of expectancy theory in a field setting using female clerical employees

Richard D. Arvey, Stephen J. Mussio

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Abstract

Female clerical workers were rated on seven dimensions of job performance using behaviorally based rating scales, these 266 subjects responded to questionnaire items concerned with their expectations dealing with (1) whether their job effort resulted in effective performance (Expectancy I), and (2) whether job performance leads to reward outcomes (Expectancy II). These Expectancies were found not to be highly related to the measures of job performance in contrast to expectancy theory predictions. Satisfaction with reward outcomes was found to be differentially related to individuals' expectations that performance results in the attainment of particular outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-432
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1973

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