Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Qin Zhao (Director), Jenni Redifer, and Andrew Mienaltowski
Department of Psychological Sciences
Master of Science
The present study investigated the effect of anticipated feedback proximity (immediately after completing the task or one week later) on performance and the moderating role of self-efficacy and task types (analytical or creative). I hypothesized that expecting rapid feedback should yield better performance than expecting delayed feedback, for people with high self-efficacy or those who receive analytical tasks. For those who receive creative tasks or have low self-efficacy, expecting rapid feedback may produce negative impact on performance. The results indicated a trend of main effect of anticipated feedback proximity. Specifically, participants performed better when they expected immediate feedback relative to expecting delayed feedback, regardless of the task type. There was also a main effect of task type. Performance on the analytical tasks was better than performance on the creative tasks. However, neither self-efficacy nor task type moderated the effects of anticipated feedback proximity. The implications for these findings are discussed herein.
Experimental Analysis of Behavior | Psychology
Xu, Xingya, "The Effects of Anticipated Feedback Proximity on Performance: Exploring the Moderating Role of Self-Efficacy and Task Type" (2015). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 1502.