Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Industrial/Organizational Psychology: M.S.
College of Liberal Arts
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Keywords and Subject Headings
Discretionary Effort, Self-Efficacy, Organizational Friendship, Leader-Member Exchange, Musical Self-Efficacy, Chorus
Data from 55 members of a Midwest Barbershop chorus were collected and analyzed as part of this study. The goal of this study was to examine the relationship between discretionary effort and three predictors: quality of relationship with leader, quality of relationship with coworkers, and self-efficacy for learning music. A better understanding of the relationship between these variables has the potential to focus group time on activities likely to be related to discretionary effort exerted. The results indicated a positive correlation between discretionary effort and self-efficacy for learning music, as well as mixed support for the positive relationship between discretionary effort and organizational friendship. Results include limitations and recommendations for future studies.
Carnes, Taryn B., "Predictors of Discretionary Effort in a Men's Chorus" (2018). Culminating Projects in Psychology. 11.