The effects of domain-specific avoid and prove goal orientations on performance: A multilevel analysis

Yeo, G. B., Shoghi, A. and Xiao, T. (2005). The effects of domain-specific avoid and prove goal orientations on performance: A multilevel analysis. In: R. Martin, Australian Journal of Psychology: The Abstracts of the 5th Sumposium on Organisation Psychology. 5th UQ Symposium on Organisational Psychology, Brisbane, Queensland, (115-115). 4 June 2005.


Author Yeo, G. B.
Shoghi, A.
Xiao, T.
Title of paper The effects of domain-specific avoid and prove goal orientations on performance: A multilevel analysis
Conference name 5th UQ Symposium on Organisational Psychology
Conference location Brisbane, Queensland
Conference dates 4 June 2005
Proceedings title Australian Journal of Psychology: The Abstracts of the 5th Sumposium on Organisation Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Australian Journal of Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Basingstoke, UK
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Publication Year 2005
Sub-type Published abstract
ISSN 0004-9530
Editor R. Martin
Volume 57
Issue Supplement 2005
Start page 115
End page 115
Total pages 1
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Recently, goal orientation, a mental framework for understanding how individuals approach learning and achievement situadons, has emerged as an important predictor of performance. This study addressed the effects of domain-specific avoid and prove orientations on performance from the betweenand within-person levels of analysis. One hundred and three participants performed thirty trials of an airtraffic control task. Domain-specific avoid and prove orientations were measured before each trial to assess the effects of changes in goal orientadon on changes in performance (i.e. within-person relationships). Average levels of avoid and prove orientations were calculated to assess the effect of goal orientation on overall performance (i.e. between-person relationships). Findings from the between-person level of analysis revealed that high prove-orientated individuals performed better than low proveorientated individuals. Results also revealed that average goal orientation levels moderated the withinperson relationships. The effect of changes in avoid orientation on changes in performance was stronger for low versus high avoid-oriented individuals while the effect of changes in prove orientadon on changes in performances was stronger for low versus highprove oriented individuals. Implications of these findings are considered.
Subjects EX
380108 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
780108 Behavioural and cognitive sciences
Q-Index Code EX

 
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