Impact of personal goals on self-regulation processes elicited by daily negative events.

  title={Impact of personal goals on self-regulation processes elicited by daily negative events.},
  author={Loraine F. Lavallee and Jennifer D. Campbell},
  journal={Journal of Personality and Social Psychology},
A diary study examined the impact of personal goals on appraisals, self-regulatory processes, and affect in response to daily negative events. Participants, who were pretested on a goal inventory, completed a diary in which they described and rated the most bothersome event twice each day for 2 weeks. Events were later coded for goal relevance and self-focused attention. Goal-related events were appraised as more serious and personally important, were associated with more negative moods during… 

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