Challenge versus threat effects on the goal – performance relationship

  title={Challenge versus threat effects on the goal – performance relationship},
  author={Anat Drach-Zahavya and Miriam Erezb},
  • Anat Drach-Zahavya, Miriam Erezb
  • Published 2002
This study tested the situational effects of goals and stress on the performance of complex tasks and on adaptation to change in the task. Difficult goals often exceed the individual’s resources and thus create stress. However, stress may be appraised as either challenge or threat. Challenge is experienced when there is an opportunity for self-growth with available coping strategies, whereas threat is experienced when the situation is perceived as leading to failure with no available strategies… CONTINUE READING

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