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  • Competitiveness and motivation for education in self-handicapping
    Šimek, Damjan ; Kobal Grum, Darja
    The existing research of self-handicapping has explored only the role of interpersonal competition. The goal of the present research of self-handicapping was to determine a) the role of attitudes ... toward competitionand b) the role of the different motives for participation in or avoidance of competition. We also examined the role of different types of motivation for education in self-handicapping, according to the level of self-determination. The participants were 748 high school students. The results from a correlational and comparative research, including multiple regression and discriminant analysis, showed that in self-handicapping different dimensions of competitiveness play different roles. Those denoted by fear of failure proved to be more characteristic of self-handicapping than those depicted by the high importance of the quality of task accomplishment. Regarding motivation for education, the prevailing role of amotivation stood out. Intrinsic motivation predicted self-handicapping negatively, while extrinsic motivation proved to be a positive predictor. Factor analysis of the measuring instrument enabled the differentiation of the reasons for education in self-handicapping on the level of three basic types.
    Source: Studia psychologica. - ISSN 0039-3320 (Vol. 53, no. 1, 2011, str. 83-96)
    Type of material - article, component part ; adult, serious
    Publish date - 2011
    Language - english
    COBISS.SI-ID - 45458530

source: Studia psychologica. - ISSN 0039-3320 (Vol. 53, no. 1, 2011, str. 83-96)
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