Frustration and the quality of performance: II. A theoretical statement

Irvin L. Child, Ian K. Waterhouse

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Experiments on the relationship between frustration and quality of performance are reexamined in the light of 3 problems: (1) effects of frustration in one activity upon the quality of performance in another activity; (2) effects of frustration in one activity upon the quality of performance in that activity; (3) effects of frustration upon the quality of a person's behavior as a whole. Only the second problem is treated in detail. It is analyzed in terms of 5 processes or events which may influence the effect frustration may have upon the quality of performance: extinction of the initial response to the situation, situational changes, quality of the responses available for performance, habits of responding to frustration, and situational and task variables in relation to the fact of frustration. 27 references. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

LanguageEnglish
Pages127-139
Number of pages13
JournalPsychological Review
Volume60
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1953

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Keywords

  • COMPLEX PROCESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS
  • FRUSTRATION THEORY
  • FRUSTRATION, &
  • PERFORMANCE, QUALITY, &
  • PERFORMANCE, QUALITY, THEORY

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Child, Irvin L. ; Waterhouse, Ian K. / Frustration and the quality of performance : II. A theoretical statement. In: Psychological Review. 1953 ; Vol. 60, No. 2. pp. 127-139.
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Frustration and the quality of performance : II. A theoretical statement. / Child, Irvin L.; Waterhouse, Ian K.

In: Psychological Review, Vol. 60, No. 2, 03.1953, p. 127-139.

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