Gamification of task performance with leaderboards: A goal setting experiment

@article{Landers2017GamificationOT,
  title={Gamification of task performance with leaderboards: A goal setting experiment},
  author={Richard N. Landers and Kristina N. Bauer and Rachel C. Callan},
  journal={Computers in Human Behavior},
  year={2017},
  volume={71},
  pages={508-515}
}
The use of leaderboards is a common approach to the gamification of employee performance, but little is known about the specific mechanisms and mediating processes by which leaderboards actually affect employee behavior. Given the lack of research in this domain, this study proposes goal-setting theory, one of the most well-established motivational theories in psychology, as a framework by which to understand these effects. In this study, a classic brainstorming task is gamified with a… CONTINUE READING
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