ERIC Number: EJ307788
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1984
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Conceptions of Ability and Related Affects in Task Involvement and Ego Involvement.
Jagacinski, Carolyn M.; Nicholls, John G.
Journal of Educational Psychology, v76 n5 p909-19 Oct 1984
Five studies were conducted to determine if college students employ different conceptions of ability in self-referenced (task-involving) and interpersonally competitive (ego-involving) situations. Competence and positive affects were associated with higher effort in task-involving situations but negatively associated with higher effort in competitive situations. (Author/BS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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