Feedback Motivation and Reactions to Personality Interpretations That Differ in Favorability and Accuracy

Ruzzene M. and Noller P. (1986) Feedback Motivation and Reactions to Personality Interpretations That Differ in Favorability and Accuracy. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 51 6: 1293-1299. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.51.6.1293


Author Ruzzene M.
Noller P.
Title Feedback Motivation and Reactions to Personality Interpretations That Differ in Favorability and Accuracy
Journal name Journal of Personality and Social Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-3514
Publication date 1986-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1037/0022-3514.51.6.1293
Open Access Status
Volume 51
Issue 6
Start page 1293
End page 1299
Total pages 7
Subject 3207 Social Psychology
3312 Sociology and Political Science
Abstract Personality feedback based on participants' actual test scores was systematically varied in terms of accuracy and favorability and presented to subjects for the purpose of comparing reactions to the various types of feedback information. Responses to the self-relevant information were related to individual differences in the recipient's general level of desire for personal feedback. For most subjects, ratings of feedback accuracy showed stronger endorsement for positive over negative feedback, and for accurate over inaccurate feedback. Raters who exhibited high levels of desire for feedback, however, did not discriminate between favorable and unfavorable accurate feedback, or between accurate and inaccurate favorable feedback. The results are discussed in terms of (a) the reliability of personal endorsements for results derived from psychological testing devices and (b) potential for personal adjustment indicated by higher levels of desire for personal feedback.
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status Unknown

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