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Are financial incentives related to performance? A meta-analytic review of empirical research
journal contributionposted on 1998-01-01, 00:00 authored by G D Jenkins, N Gupta, A Mitra, Jason Shaw
The relationship of financial incentives to performance quality and quantity is cumulated over 39 studies containing 47 relationships. Financial incentives were not related to performance quality but had a corrected correlation of .34 with performance quantity. Setting (laboratory, field, experimental simulation) and theoretical framework moderated the relationship, but task type did not.