Avoidance achievement motivation: a personal goals analysis.

  title={Avoidance achievement motivation: a personal goals analysis.},
  author={Andrew J. Elliot and Kennon M. Sheldon},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={73 1},
  • A. ElliotK. Sheldon
  • Published 1 July 1997
  • Psychology
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
The present research investigated one antecedent and various consequences of pursuing avoidance personal achievement goals over the course of a semester. The authors assessed participants' achievement-relevant goals using the newly devised Achievement Goals Questionnaire. The motive to avoid failure, assessed with self-report and projective measures, was established as an antecedent of avoidance goal pursuit. Avoidance regulation was shown to have deleterious consequences for a host of… 

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