Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
To determine the function or confirmation and disconfirmation of expectancy during modeling behavior, 60 primary school children were exposed to a training film (adult male model), and then to three conditions or expectancy confirmation (group C, 100% group CNC, 50%; group NC, 0%) through a second experimental film. Ss' responses were observed under incentive and no-incentive conditions. Though expectancy was not significant, incentive was (p< .01). S responses which matched M's responses in the film showed that confirmation of expectancy did not affect imitative learning. While the perceptual definition of expectancy in this study had no effect, expectancy as a motivational condition and measured during actual observational learning (training film) was discussed as having an effect on number of matching responses in modeling.
Garrett, Roy Steven, "Confirmation and Disconfirmation of Expectancies During Modeling" (1971). Electronic Thesis Collection. 7.