THE EFFECT OF GOAL SETTING AND TYPE A - B BEHAVIOR PATTERN ON PERFORMANCE: A LABORATORY EXAMINATION OF PERSON-SITUATION INTERACTION
LEWIS, ROBERT E.
Master of Arts
The effects of a situational and a personality variable on the performance of a laboratory task were examined. Goal setting was used to provide situational performance parameters while Type A-B behavior pattern provided a measure of individual differences. The contrasting predictions of each variable were integrated to form experimental hypotheses. The results indicate that personality variables may moderate the situation-performance relationship. Implications for research in person-situation interaction are discussed.