Avoidance Personal Goals and Subjective Well-Being.

@article{Elliot1997AvoidancePG,
  title={Avoidance Personal Goals and Subjective Well-Being.},
  author={Andrew J Elliot and Kennon M Sheldon and Marcy A. Church},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  year={1997},
  volume={23 9},
  pages={
          915-927
        }
}
The present research comprises two studies designed to investigate both antecedents and consequences of pursuing avoidance (relative to approach) personal goals over the course of a semester-long period. Results revealed that neuroticism was positively related to the adoption of avoidance personal strivings (Study 1), and participants with low perceptions of their life skills were more likely to adopt avoidance personal projects (Study 2). Avoidance regulation proved deleterious to both… CONTINUE READING
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