Success probability and choice behavior

N. T. Feather

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Abstract

"The effect of varying S's subjective probability of attainment in a choice situation involving different goal objects was determined for ego-related vs. chance-related situational conditions, and for achievement-oriented vs. relaxed situational conditions, with attainment attractiveness (defined in terms of S's stated wishes with respect to attainment, in a situation free from commitment) and choice potential (defined by a stated choice in a situation implying commitment) as dependent variables.... It is suggested that theories of choice behavior should take account of the situational context in which the choice occurs and the extent to which the choice involves commitment." 22 refs. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-266
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Experimental Psychology
Volume58
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1959
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • ACHIEVEMENT, PROBABILITY OF, & CHOICE BEHAVIOR
  • CHOICE BEHAVIOR, SUCCESS PROBABILITY &
  • COMPLEX PROCESSES & ORGANIZATIONS

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