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ERIC Number: ED079636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Pages: 23
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Effects of Time Perspective on Expectancy and Subjective Evaluation of Success and Failure.
House, William C.
An experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of time perspective on performance expectancies and the subjective evaluation of outcomes in regard to a task at which subjects had previously succeeded or failed. Subjects first succeeded or failed on either an easy or difficult task. They then stated performance expectancies and made evaluations of the affect associated with success and failure in regard to performing the task again immediately, in three weeks, or in twenty-one weeks. Results indicated a significant decrease over time for both the satisfaction associated with passing and the dissatisfaction associated with failure. Performance expectancies were significantly higher for the testing period of twenty-one weeks in the future than for either the immediate or three weeks testing period, but this difference was evidenced only for subjects who initially passed the test. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Meeting, 3-5 May 1973, Washington, D.C.