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Title: Perceived challenge and threat as mediators between goal orientation and task outcomes
Authors: HO KAH HUI
Keywords: Goal orientation, Mediators, Perceived challenge, Perceived threat, Complex task, Process outcomes
Issue Date: 24-Aug-2004
Source: HO KAH HUI (2004-08-24). Perceived challenge and threat as mediators between goal orientation and task outcomes. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In this study (N = 225), a complex financial simulation task is used to empirically demonstrate how goal orientation can affect task outcomes. Results showed that learning goal orientation had main effects on acceptance of challenge (p a?? .05), persistence (p a?? .01) and performance (p a?? .01), but performance goal orientation had insignificant effects on all task outcomes. It was also found that an individuala??s perception of a task as either a challenge or a threat may mediate the relationship between goal orientation and certain task outcomes. In addition, learning goal orientation was positively correlated to perceived challenge (p a?? .001) and negatively correlated with perceived threat (p a?? .001); but performance goal orientation was positively correlated to both perceived challenge (p a?? .001) and perceived threat (p a?? .001). Implications are then discussed.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/14139
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