Referential competence is associated with motivational congruence

Journal article
(Original article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Schultheiss O, Patalakh M, Rawolle M, Liening SH, MacInnes JJ
Journal: Journal of research in personality
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2011
Volume: 45
Journal issue: 1
Pages range: 59-70
ISSN: 0092-6566
Language: English


Abstract


hypothesized that referential competence (RC) – stable individual differences in the ability to quickly name nonverbally represented information – should predict congruence between implicit and explicit motives. We tested this hypothesis using a color-naming task to assess RC, picture-story measures of implicit motives, and self-report measures of participants’ motivational values and goals. Study 1 showed that the RC measure captures a stable individual difference by test–retest and internal consistency criteria. Studies 2 and 3 provided correlational evidence for the hypothesized association between RC and measures of between- and within-individual motivational congruence. Study 4 showed that in the absence of situationally induced referential processing, RC predicts preferences for motive-congruent goals.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Patalakh, Mariya
Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Psychologie (Motivation, Emotion und Lernen)
Schultheiss, Oliver Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Psychologie (Motivation, Emotion und Lernen)


External institutions
Duke University
Technische Universität München (TUM)
University of Texas at Austin


How to cite

APA:
Schultheiss, O., Patalakh, M., Rawolle, M., Liening, S.H., & MacInnes, J.J. (2011). Referential competence is associated with motivational congruence. Journal of research in personality, 45(1), 59-70. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2010.11.014

MLA:
Schultheiss, Oliver, et al. "Referential competence is associated with motivational congruence." Journal of research in personality 45.1 (2011): 59-70.

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