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Completed research project

Title / Titel Attribution of success and failure during the pursuit of exercising goals: Wrong means or wrong goal?
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Original title / Originaltitel Attribution von Erfolg und Misserfolg beim Verfolgen sportlicher Ziele: Falsches Mittel oder falsches Ziel?
Summary / Zusammenfassung Personal goals are comprised of means of goal pursuit and desired outcomes of goal attainment. We hypothesize that both success and failure can be either attributed to the (in-)appropriateness of the means of goal pursuit (process-related attribution) or to the (un-)attainability of its desired outcomes (outcome-related attribution). In this research project, we will investigate the effects of process- and outcome-related attributions of success and failure during the pursuit of an exercising goal. In a quasi-experimental design, we will compare inexperienced and experienced exercisers. Weekly questionnaires will longitudinally assess their process- and outcome-related attributions, process- and outcome-related behavioral reactions to failure and success as well as their affective well-being.
Publications / Publikationen Freund, A. M., Hennecke, M., & Riediger, M. (2010). Age-related differences in outcome and process goal focus. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 7, 198-222.
Keywords / Suchbegriffe goal focus, attributions, exercising, affective well-being
Project leadership and contacts /
Projektleitung und Kontakte
Dipl.-Psych. Marie Hennecke (Project Leader)
Prof. Dr. Alexandra M. Freund
Funding source(s) /
Unterstützt durch
Stiftung Suzanne und Hans Biäsch zur Förderung der Angewandten Psychologie
Duration of Project / Projektdauer Mar 2010 to Jun 2012