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ERIC Number: EJ949606
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
A Meta-Analysis of the Regulatory Focus Nomological Network: Work-Related Antecedents and Consequences
Gorman, C. Allen; Meriac, John P.; Overstreet, Benjamin L.; Apodaca, Steven; McIntyre, Ashley L.; Park, Paul; Godbey, Jennifer N.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v80 n1 p160-172 Feb 2012
Regulatory focus theory (Higgins, 1997, 1998) has received a great deal of recent attention in the organizational behavior literature. Despite the amount of new evidence surrounding regulatory focus and its relationships with other variables, a quantitative summary of this literature is lacking. The authors used meta-analysis to summarize correlations from 77 empirical studies that included self-report measures of promotion and prevention focus. Meta-analytic effect sizes between promotion and prevention focus and work-related variables are reported. In general, results indicated that promotion and prevention focus are orthogonal constructs and each construct is uniquely related to other theoretically relevant constructs. The results also demonstrate the importance of regulatory foci to organizational researchers as well as the need for a unified approach to their measurement. (Contains 1 figure and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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