Performance effects of motivational state: a meta-analysis.

@article{Utman1997PerformanceEO,
  title={Performance effects of motivational state: a meta-analysis.},
  author={C H Utman},
  journal={Personality and social psychology review : an official journal of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc},
  year={1997},
  volume={1 2},
  pages={170-82}
}
  • C H Utman
  • Published 1997 in
    Personality and social psychology review : an…
Researchers (e.g., Butler, 1987; Elliott & Dweck, 1988; Grolnick & Ryan, 1987) have recently studied the impact of two different motivational states and have hypothesized that attempting to attain mastev (learning goal) leads to better performance than attempting to demonstrate that one has high ability (performance goal). This article presents a meta-analysis of research in which motivational states are manipulated and confirms that learning goals lead to better performance than do performance… CONTINUE READING
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