Impact of conceptions of ability on self-regulatory mechanisms and complex decision making.

@article{Wood1989ImpactOC,
  title={Impact of conceptions of ability on self-regulatory mechanisms and complex decision making.},
  author={Robert E. Wood and A. Bandura},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1989},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={
          407-15
        }
}
  • R. Wood, A. Bandura
  • Published 1 March 1989
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
Tested the hypothesis that induced conceptions of ability as a stable entity or as an acquirable skill would affect self-regulatory mechanisms governing performance in a simulated organization. Ss served as managerial decision makers in which they had to match employees to subfunctions and to discover and apply managerial rules to achieve a difficult level of organizational performance. Those who performed the challenging managerial task under an entity conception of ability suffered a loss in… 
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