Guinote, A. (2007) Power and goal pursuit. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33 (8). pp. 1076-1087. ISSN 0146-1672 .
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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.
|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:||05 Sep 2011 23:26|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/2055 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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