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Replicating and Extending Research on the Partial Assignment Completion Effect: Is Sunk Cost Related to Partial Assignment Completion Strength?.
- Meredith L. Hawthorn-Embree, E. Taylor, C. Skinner, John T Parkhurst, Meagan L. Nalls
- 1 March 2014
After students acquire a skill, mastery often requires them to choose to engage in assigned academic activities (e.g., independent seatwork, and homework). Although students may be more likely to… Expand
Assignment choice, effort, and assignment completion: Does work ethic predict those who choose higher-effort assignments?
- John T Parkhurst, Matthew S. Fleisher, C. Skinner, D. J. Woehr, Meredith L. Hawthorn-Embree
- 1 October 2011
Abstract After completing the Multidimensional Work-Ethic Profile (MWEP), 98 college students were given a 20-problem math computation assignment and instructed to stop working on the assignment… Expand
Assignment choice: Do students choose briefer assignments or finishing what they started?
An investigation of the partial-assignment completion effect on students' assignment choice behavior.
- Meredith L. Hawthorn-Embree, C. Skinner, J. Parkhurst, E. Conley
- Psychology, Medicine
- Journal of school psychology
- 1 August 2011
This study was designed to investigate the partial assignment completion effect. Seventh-grade students were given a math assignment. After working for 5 min, they were interrupted and their… Expand