ERIC Number: ED167884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Assigned Status: Performance, Aspirations, Motivation, Anxiety, and FOS.
O'Connell, Agnes N.
The effects of assigned status were investigated in same-sex competition with male (N=40) and female (N=80) college subjects. Those randomly assigned to high status improved in reaction time performance, while subjects randomly assigned to low status suffered a decrement. Contrary to expectations, in mixed-sex competition (fear of success arousal condition) subjects in both high and low status improved in performance. Feedback on performance did not account for these effects. Criterion performance and personal aspirations were significantly correlated and group goals were significantly higher than personal goals. Males had significantly faster reaction times and set higher goals than females. Status did not significantly affect achievement motivation, anxiety, or fear of success. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (86th, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978)