Article Accepted Manuscript

Causality of the Satisfaction–Performance Relationship: A Task Experiment

Author(s) / Creator(s)

Dudasova, Ludmila
Vaculik, Martin
Prochazka, Jakub
Svitavska, Petra
Patton, Gregory

Abstract / Description

Despite the common belief among practitioners that a happy worker is a productive worker, researchers have been struggling to understand the causality between satisfaction and performance for decades. This study attempts to bring clarity to current understanding through an experiment with repeated measures of satisfaction and performance. A total of 143 participants repeatedly performed a task based on the Stroop test, with their objective performance and task satisfaction measured each time. Two different types of feedback (high/low performance) were randomly assigned to participants in order to manipulate perceived performance. The data were analyzed using a path analysis. The results support the hypothesized influence of task satisfaction on task performance and of perceived task performance on task satisfaction.

Keyword(s)

satisfaction performance autonomy need for autonomy feedback

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Date of first publication

2022-08-03

Journal title

Europe's Journal of Psychology

Publisher

PsychArchives

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acceptedVersion

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reviewed

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Dudasova, L., Vaculik, M., Prochazka, J., Svitavska, P., & Patton, G. (in press). Causality of the satisfaction–performance relationship: A task experiment [Accepted manuscript]. Europe’s Journal of Psychology. http://doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.7965
  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
    Dudasova, Ludmila
  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
    Vaculik, Martin
  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
    Prochazka, Jakub
  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
    Svitavska, Petra
  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
    Patton, Gregory
  • PsychArchives acquisition timestamp
    2022-08-03T14:50:26Z
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    2022-08-03T14:50:26Z
  • Date of first publication
    2022-08-03
  • Abstract / Description
    Despite the common belief among practitioners that a happy worker is a productive worker, researchers have been struggling to understand the causality between satisfaction and performance for decades. This study attempts to bring clarity to current understanding through an experiment with repeated measures of satisfaction and performance. A total of 143 participants repeatedly performed a task based on the Stroop test, with their objective performance and task satisfaction measured each time. Two different types of feedback (high/low performance) were randomly assigned to participants in order to manipulate perceived performance. The data were analyzed using a path analysis. The results support the hypothesized influence of task satisfaction on task performance and of perceived task performance on task satisfaction.
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  • Publication status
    acceptedVersion
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  • Review status
    reviewed
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  • Sponsorship
    This study was supported by the project of the Factors influencing work performance 2022 (MUNI/A/1168/2021).
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  • Citation
    Dudasova, L., Vaculik, M., Prochazka, J., Svitavska, P., & Patton, G. (in press). Causality of the satisfaction–performance relationship: A task experiment [Accepted manuscript]. Europe’s Journal of Psychology. http://doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.7965
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  • ISSN
    1841-0413
  • Persistent Identifier
    https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12034/7264
  • Persistent Identifier
    https://doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.7965
  • Language of content
    eng
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  • Publisher
    PsychArchives
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  • Is version of
    https://doi.org/10.5964/ejop.4075
  • Is related to
    https://doi.org/10.5964/ejop.4075
  • Keyword(s)
    satisfaction
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  • Keyword(s)
    performance
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  • Keyword(s)
    autonomy
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  • Keyword(s)
    need for autonomy
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  • Keyword(s)
    feedback
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  • Dewey Decimal Classification number(s)
    150
  • Title
    Causality of the Satisfaction–Performance Relationship: A Task Experiment
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  • DRO type
    article
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  • Journal title
    Europe's Journal of Psychology
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  • Visible tag(s)
    PsychOpenGOLD
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  • Visible tag(s)
    Accepted Manuscript
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