The effect of subconscious performance goals on academic performance

T. Bipp, P.A.M. Kleingeld, H. van Mierlo, W. Kunde

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We investigated the impact of subconscious goals on academic performance in two field experiments. We show that unobtrusive priming of goals with regard to achievement motivation by means of a photograph improves performance in different educational contexts. High-school students who were exposed to an achievement-related photograph achieved higher grades than students in two control conditions. This effect was not affected by students’ prior performance. University students exposed to a photograph representing a specific, difficult goal reached even higher performance than students taking the exam with a general achievement photograph. For practice, subconscious goals may form a powerful, cost-effective tool to enhance academic performance. However, varying results across the experiments also prompt the need for further investigations of such effects
TaalEngels
Pagina's469-485
TijdschriftThe Journal of Experimental Education
Volume85
Nummer van het tijdschrift3
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 2017

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Students
performance
student
achievement motivation
experiment
Motivation
Unconscious (Psychology)
Costs and Cost Analysis
costs
school

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In: The Journal of Experimental Education, Vol. 85, Nr. 3, 2017, blz. 469-485.

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