Boasts are a boost: achievement prime self-reactivity predicts subsequent academic performance.

@article{Gramzow2014BoastsAA,
  title={Boasts are a boost: achievement prime self-reactivity predicts subsequent academic performance.},
  author={Richard H. Gramzow and Camille Johnson and Greg Willard},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2014},
  volume={106 3},
  pages={458-68}
}
The present research tests the hypothesis that self-reactivity following an achievement prime reflects the strength of achievement goals and is a predictor of future goal-relevant performance. In Studies 1-3, undergraduates reported their grade-point averages (GPAs) following either an achievement goal prime or a control prime. Academic exaggeration (higher self-reported than official GPA) was the indicator of self-reactivity to the prime. Study 1 involved a direct achievement goal prime… CONTINUE READING
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