Moving Cultural Background to the Foreground: An Investigation of Self-Talk, Performance, and Persistence Following Feedback

  title={Moving Cultural Background to the Foreground: An Investigation of Self-Talk, Performance, and Persistence Following Feedback},
  author={Heather J Peters and Jean M. Williams},
  journal={Journal of Applied Sport Psychology},
  pages={240 - 253}
The negative and positive content of self-talk, the relationship of self-talk to performance, and persistence following positive and negative feedback were investigated across different cultural backgrounds (European Americans n = 54, East Asians n = 26). East Asians had a significantly larger proportion of negative to positive self-talk than European Americans, d = .62. The greater proportion of negative self-talk related to poorer performance for European Americans, but better performance for… 
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