Satisfaction Pursuing Approach and Avoidance Goals: Effects of Regulatory Fit and Individual Temperaments

Abstract

Going beyond previous studies on satisfaction in pursuing approach versus avoidance goals, the current study is the first to examine individual satisfaction in pursuing approach and avoidance goals as determined by regulatory fit between type of goal and type of strategy. Specifically, the present study shows that people with approach goals have greater satisfaction when they use an approach strategy rather than an avoidance strategy. People with avoidance goals have greater satisfaction when they use an avoidance strategy rather than an approach strategy. In addition, we explored how individual differences in the Behavioral Activation System and the Behavioral Inhibition System influenced reactions to approach and avoidance goals and strategies.

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@inproceedings{Park2014SatisfactionPA, title={Satisfaction Pursuing Approach and Avoidance Goals: Effects of Regulatory Fit and Individual Temperaments}, author={Guihyun Park and Linn Van Dyne and Daniel R. Ilgen}, year={2014} }