When and why performance goals predict exploitation behaviors: An achievement goal complex analysis of the selection function of assessment

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Title
When and why performance goals predict exploitation behaviors: An achievement goal complex analysis of the selection function of assessment
Journal
Motivation and Emotion
Author(s)
Sommet Nicolas, Nguyen David, Fahrni Kevin, Jobin Martin, Nguyen Ha-Phong, Sehaqui Hamza, Butera Fabrizio
ISSN
0146-7239
1573-6644
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
43
Number
2
Pages
266-284
Language
english
Abstract
We adopted an achievement goal complex framework (studying achievement goals and
reasons connected to goals) to determine when and why performance goals predict
exploitation of others’ knowledge. We hypothesized that: (i) when selective assessment is
used, the link between performance goals and exploitation orientation is stronger; (ii) the
reason why is that selective assessment fosters performance goals regulated by controlled
reasons. Study 1 (N = 166) supported these hypotheses in a “real world” environment,
comparing students enrolled in programs using non-selective vs. selective assessment (but
having a majority of common courses). Then, an experimental causal-chain-like design was
used. In Study 2 (N = 187), presenting an intelligence test as selective (vs. [self-]evaluative)
predicted controlled reasons connected to performance goals. In Study 3 (N = 192), inducing
performance goals using controlling (vs. autonomy-supportive) language predicted
exploitation orientation, indirectly impairing information-sharing behaviors. The results
contribute to the understanding of both the structural antecedents and interpersonal
consequences of achievement goal complexes.
Keywords
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology
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