This course focuses on the factors that affect how employees perform in their work environment. Students will study topics belonging to three related themes. The first theme covers effort regulation, motivation and includes the setting and achievement of goals as the influential aspects of performance motivation. The second theme concerns the often neglected difference between static and dynamic performance and the effect of potential and actual interruptions on the work flow. The third theme covers risk perception in the context of safety issues, and the construct climate. Students will develop an understanding of these three themes with a focus on the underlying models and theories, and the employed methodologies and measurement instruments.
Doelstellingen van dit vak
Knowledge of: Motivation, self-efficacy, social cognitive theory, goal setting theory, effort, mental resources, resource models, self-regulation of emotion and effort allocation, static and dynamic performance, interruptions repeated measures approach, general mental ability, personality, risk, hazard, risk perception, risky decision making, risk taking, safety, safety climate, person-centered and multilevel constructs.
Journal articles, book chapters.