Using stress and resource theories to examine the incentive effects of a performance-based extrinsic reward

Parker, Stacey L., Jimmieson, Nerina L. and Techakesari, Pirathat (2017) Using stress and resource theories to examine the incentive effects of a performance-based extrinsic reward. Human Performance, 30 4: 169-192. doi:10.1080/08959285.2017.1347174


Author Parker, Stacey L.
Jimmieson, Nerina L.
Techakesari, Pirathat
Title Using stress and resource theories to examine the incentive effects of a performance-based extrinsic reward
Journal name Human Performance   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0895-9285
1532-7043
Publication date 2017-09-12
Year available 2017
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/08959285.2017.1347174
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 30
Issue 4
Start page 169
End page 192
Total pages 24
Place of publication Philadelphia, United States
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 3202 Applied Psychology
3200 Psychology
1407 Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
Abstract We expected a positive boosting effect of a performance-based extrinsic reward on motivation and performance for those with higher control-related resources (i.e., perceived task control and trait self-control) and a positive compensating effect for those who lacked these resources. Study 1 supported compensation. Those with lower resources experienced a beneficial effect of reward on motivation and performance (i.e., compared to no reward). In Study 2, coping was examined as a mechanism. Again, reward compensated for lower resources, enhancing motivation, and performance due to enhanced coping. For those with higher resources, reward boosted motivation and performance due to coping. Thus, the interactive effects of reward and resources are paradoxical: higher resources can maximize the utility of a reward, but reward can also compensate for low resources.
Keyword Trait Self-Control
Pay-For-Performance
Intrinsic Motivation
Financial Incentives
Task-Performance
Personal Control
Conservation
Metaanalysis
Work
Appraisals
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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