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Management by objectives in relation to optimal experience in the workplace

S. Loubris, F. Crous, J. M. Scheepers
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 21, No 2 | a588 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v21i2.588 | © 1995 S. Loubris, F. Crous, J. M. Scheepers | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 20 June 1995 | Published: 20 June 1995

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S. Loubris, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa
F. Crous, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa
J. M. Scheepers, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa

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Abstract

In order to discover whether Management by Objectives could be used to create optimal experience in the workplace, two tests were constructed. These were a measure of Management by Objectives (42 items) and a measure of Optimal Experience (24 items). First and second-order factor analyses were performed on both inventories to identify the true factors. Item analyses were performed to verify the reliability of both instruments. Pearson Productmoment correlations were computed to assess the relationship between the constructs. The implications are discussed.

Opsomming
Ten einde te bepaal of Doelwitbestuur gebruik kan word om optimale ervaring in die hand te werk is twee toetse gekonstrueer, naamlik 'n meetinstrument van Doelwitbestuur (42 items) en 'n meetinstrument van Optimale Ervaring (24 items). Eerste en tweedeorde-faktorontledings is uitgevoer op altwee meetinstrumente om die ware faktore uit te haal. 'n Itemontleding is uitgevoer om die betroubaarheid van albei instrumente te bepaal. Pearson Produk-moment korrelasies is bereken om die verwantskap tussen die twee konstrukte te bepaal. Die implikasies van die bevindinge is bespreek.


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Management; objectives; optimal experience

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