Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine

2013 Edition
| Editors: Marc D. Gellman, J. Rick Turner

Job Performance

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1005-9_900



Job performance relates to the act of doing a job. Job performance is a means to reach a goal or set of goals within a job, role, or organization (Campbell, 1990), but not the actual consequences of the acts performed within a job. Campbell (1990) affirms that job performance is not a single action but rather a “complex activity” (p. 704). Performance in a job is strictly a behavior and a separate entity from the outcomes of a particular job which relate to success and productivity.


References and Readings

  1. Campbell, J. (1990). Modeling the performance prediction problem in industrial and organizational psychology. In M. Dunnette & L. Hough (Eds.), Handbook of industrial and organizational psychology (pp. 686–707). Palo Alto, CA: Consulting Psychologists Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Occupational TherapyCollege of Health and Rehabilitation Science, Sargent College, Boston UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.Boston UniversityBostonUSA