Power and goal pursuit

Guinote, Ana (2007) Power and goal pursuit. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33 (8). pp. 1076-1087. ISSN 0146-1672 . (Access to this publication is restricted)

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Abstract

Powerful individuals more easily acquire desired outcomes compared to powerless individuals. The authors argue that these differences can partly be attributed to self-regulation. The effects of power on the ability to act in a goal-consistent manner were analyzed across different phases of goal pursuit. Study 1 examined goal setting, Study 2 focused on the initiation of goal-directed action, Study 3 examined persistence and flexibility, and Study 4 assessed responses to good opportunities for goal pursuit and the role of implementation intentions. Consistently across studies, power facilitated prioritization and goal-consistent behavior. Power had, however, independent effects from implementation intentions. Consequences for performance are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: goal pursuit; power; self-regulation; procrastination
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Stephen Holland
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 19:25
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 13:38
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/2055 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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