Discrepancy Reduction in Motivation: The Negative Effect of Self-Efficacy on Performance

Time and Location
Poster Session IV - Board: IV-086
Friday May 23, 2008, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall

Brendan J. Morse
Ohio University

Nicole L. Gullekson
Ohio University

Jeffrey B. Vancouver
Ohio University

Recent empirical research has challenged the positive, reciprocal effect of self-efficacy on performance. This popular finding may be reflecting a statistical artifact. This study further investigated and generalized the possibility that self-efficacy is positively related to past performance but negatively related to subsequent performance utilizing a verbal task.

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Daniel Kahneman