publication . Doctoral thesis . 1990

Memory for performance feedback: a test of three self- motivation theories

Donlin, Joanne Mac;
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  • Published: 02 Apr 1990
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
The current study tests the adequacy of three self-motive theories to predict recall of performance feedback, memory sensitivity, and ratings of perceived accuracy. Self-enhancement (Jones, 1973) predicts individuals are motivated to maintain their self-esteem. Individuals will therefore recall positive relative to negative feedback and will rate positive feedback as more accurate. Self-consistency theory (Swann, 1985) predicts individuals are motivated to maintain their self-conceptions. Therefore they will recall feedback consistent with their expectations and rate consistent feedback as more accurate. Finally, Competence motivation (White, 1959) predicts indi...
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