Failure cue priming and impaired cognitive performance—analyses of avoidance motivation as a mediator and fear of failure as a moderator.

Schüler, Julia; Brandstätter, Veronika; Baumann, Nicola (2013). Failure cue priming and impaired cognitive performance—analyses of avoidance motivation as a mediator and fear of failure as a moderator. European journal of social psychology, 43(5), pp. 335-343. Wiley-Blackwell 10.1002/ejsp.1942

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The present research investigates whether and how learned symbols for failure reduce task performance. We tested the effect of number priming in two countries with different learning histories for numbers. Priming numbers associated with failure (6 in Germany and 1 in Switzerland) were hypothesized to reduce performance. As expected, in Switzerland, priming with the failure number 1 reduced performance (Study 1), whereas in Germany, priming with the failure number 6 impaired performance in analogy tasks (Study 2). Study 2 additionally analyzed the mechanism and showed that the relationship between failure number priming and performance was mediated by evoked avoidance motivation and that dispositional fear of failure moderated this mediation.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW)
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW) > Sport Science I

UniBE Contributor:

Schüler, Julia

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
700 Arts > 790 Sports, games & entertainment

ISSN:

0046-2772

Publisher:

Wiley-Blackwell

Language:

English

Submitter:

Corinne Ammann

Date Deposited:

20 Feb 2014 16:17

Last Modified:

10 Aug 2016 15:40

Publisher DOI:

10.1002/ejsp.1942

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.41240

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/41240

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