Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

9-2013

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.

Keywords

Satisfaction, Approach, Avoidance, Regulatory fit, Behavioral approach system, Behavioral inhibition system

Discipline

Applied Behavior Analysis | Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

Motivation and Emotion

Volume

37

Issue

3

First Page

424

Last Page

432

ISSN

0146-7239

Identifier

10.1007/s11031-012-9324-3

Publisher

Springer Verlag

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11031-012-9324-3

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