Is Job Performance a Function of Reinforcement?

Elobuike, Nwadi E. and Onyeneje, Edwin C. and Okonkwo, Ejike A. and Okoro, Chinwendu M. and Eze, Adobi Chika and Chigbo, Chinwe M. and Nwandu, Ikechukwu B. (2018) Is Job Performance a Function of Reinforcement? IOSR Journal of Business and Management (IOSR-JBM), 10 (8). pp. 32-36. ISSN 2278-487X

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This study examined effect of reinforcement on job performance among staff of Nigerian Television Authority comprising 8 males and 7 females between the ages of 28 to 57 years (M= 38. 13, SD = 9.75) using simple random sampling. Nigerian Television Authority performance appraisal scale and 10 % commission were used as measure and treatment condition for data collection. A quasi experiment involving pre-test and post-test design was used while matched t-test was used as statistical test for data analysis. The results indicated that paired samples t-test comparing job performance in pre and post reinforcement conditions showing a significant difference in the scores, pre job performance (M= 52.53, SD= 10.31) and post job performance (M= 62.80, SD= 8.38) conditions, t = (14)= -4.65, p < .01. Thus, reinforcement was found to be a strong determinant of job performance and confirmed the assumptions of reinforcement theories (e.g. Skinner, 1963) that behaviour is a function of its consequences (reinforcement).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: mrs chioma hannah
Date Deposited: 20 May 2019 12:48
Last Modified: 20 May 2019 12:48

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