The Effects of Response Effort and Choice on Productivity
Source: Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, Volume 11, Number 3, September 1999 , pp. 287-293(7)
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of response effort, novelty of stimulus arrangement, and choice on selecting behavior of an individual with profound mental retardation in a vocational setting. Data showed that: (a) novelty of stimulus array, not response effort, affected selecting behavior, and (b) choice affects behavior only to the extent that preferred outcomes are attained. Results are discussed in relation to matching theory.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 1, 1999