Cognitive evaluation theory: An experimental test of processes and outcomes

Kimberly B. Boal, L. L. Cummings

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Abstract

Cognitive Evaluation Theory has been proposed as a viable theoretical framework for explaining the detrimental effects of performance contingent rewards on intrinsically motivated behaviors. A review of the literature suggested that this theory had not been adequately tested. A field experiment was undertaken to do this. The results did not support the theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-310
Number of pages22
JournalOrganizational Behavior and Human Performance
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1981

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