Title

The Influence of Cognitive and Affective Reactions to Feedback on Subsequent Goals: Role of Behavioral Inhibition/Activation

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2010

Abstract

This paper focuses on explaining how individuals set goals on multiple performance episodes, in the context of performance feedback comparing their performance on each episode with their respective goal. The proposed model was tested through a longitudinal study of 493 university students’ actual goals and performance on business school exams. Results of a structural equation model supported the proposed conceptual model in which self-efficacy and emotional reactions to feedback mediate the relationship between feedback and subsequent goals. In addition, as expected, participants’ standing on a dispositional measure of behavioral inhibition influenced the strength of their emotional reactions to negative feedback.

Discipline

Organizational Behavior and Theory

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

European Psychologist

Volume

15

Issue

2

First Page

121

Last Page

131

ISSN

1016-9040

Identifier

10.1027/1016-9040/a000011

Publisher

Hogrefe