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FEEDBACK SIGN AND SITUATIONAL GOAL ORIENTATION: HOW IT AFFECTS PSYCHOLOGICAL STATES AND BEHAVIORS

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dc.contributor.advisor Moffett, Richard
dc.contributor.author Chan, Kin Leong
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-04T20:15:26Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-04T20:15:26Z
dc.date.issued 2017-08-01
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/xmlui/handle/mtsu/5420
dc.description.abstract This study sought to understand the effects of situational goal orientation (learning, performance-prove, and performance-avoidance), and how it could interact with feedback sign (positive and negative feedback) to influence psychological states (i.e., off-task thoughts, negative affect, anxiety, and self-efficacy) and performance. This was investigated using a 3 x 2 factorial study. Participants took part in this study online and were randomly assigned into one of the six experimental conditions. Next, participants went through two trials of time-limited task, and their performance for each trial was separately recorded. After each trial participants reported their psychological states. MANOVAs and follow-up analyses were conducted. The results revealed that only feedback sign has main effects on self-efficacy, in which self-efficacy increased following positive feedback and decreased following negative feedback. Most hypotheses in this study were not supported. The potential problems and suggestions for future research were discussed.
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University
dc.subject Feedback sign
dc.subject Goal orientation
dc.title FEEDBACK SIGN AND SITUATIONAL GOAL ORIENTATION: HOW IT AFFECTS PSYCHOLOGICAL STATES AND BEHAVIORS
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.committeemember Littlepage, Glenn
dc.contributor.committeemember Hein, Michael
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University
dc.subject.umi Psychology
dc.description.degree M.A.
dc.contributor.department Psychology


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