About This Item

The effects of framing and goal orientation on upward goal revision

Show simple item record

File(s):

Files Size Format View
B Whitman thesis.pdf 178.7Kb application/pdf View/Open
Key Value Language
dc.contributor.advisor Miron, Anca
dc.contributor.advisor Subramony, Mahesh
dc.contributor.advisor Adams, Gary
dc.contributor.author Whitman, Brandon
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-15T19:35:01Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-15T19:35:01Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/46722
dc.description A Thesis Submitted In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For the Degree of Master of Science-Psychology Industrial/Organizational en
dc.description.abstract Goal setting and goal revision have a long history in both the fields of Industrial and Organizational Psychology as well as Education. Research in these unique fields has identified several relationships involving goal setting. For example, setting higher or more difficult goals tends to lead to better performance. The idiosyncratic effects of these relationships, however, have not been investigated in a single study. In order to do so, a laboratory experiment was designed. The goal for individuals in this study was to maximize the number of tickets they earned to be placed into a drawing for $50. Participants earned tickets through a series of timed puzzles presented to them in either a positive or negatively framed situation. Larger puzzles represented a chance to either gain more tickets, or avoid losing more tickets depending on the framing of the situation. Failure to complete puzzles, however, resulted in the loss of all tickets. Results indicated a significant main effect for message framing such that individuals in a negatively framed situation made riskier decisions, and set higher goals. Participants in the positively framed situation were more risk averse and chose smaller sized puzzles. en
dc.description.provenance Submitted by Susan Raasch (raasch@uwosh.edu) on 2010-10-15T19:35:01Z No. of bitstreams: 1 B Whitman thesis.pdf: 178700 bytes, checksum: dd0d76976ce04440dec0d4f7a3634c35 (MD5) en
dc.description.provenance Made available in DSpace on 2010-10-15T19:35:01Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 B Whitman thesis.pdf: 178700 bytes, checksum: dd0d76976ce04440dec0d4f7a3634c35 (MD5) Previous issue date: 2009 en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Achievement motivation en
dc.subject Motivation (Psychology) en
dc.subject Goal (Psychology) en
dc.subject Decision making en
dc.title The effects of framing and goal orientation on upward goal revision en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.level MS en
thesis.degree.discipline Psychology en

Part of

Show simple item record



Advanced Search

Browse

Deposit materials

About MINDS@UW