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Motivated use of information about others: Linking the 2 2 achievement goal model to social comparison propensities and processes

Abstract : The present research used correlational and experimental methods and two well-established social comparison paradigms to integrate and extend prior research from the achievement goal and social comparison literatures. In Study 1, a general disposition to engage in social comparison was positively correlated with each type of goal in the 2 x 2 model of achievement goals, suggesting that the desire to seek out social comparison information is not exclusive to a particular type of achievement goal pursuit. In Study 2, when evaluating the specific direction of social comparison (upward or downward), the pursuit of performance-approach, mastery-approach, and mastery-avoidance goals facilitated upward social comparison, and the pursuit of performance-avoidance goals prompted a shift away from upward comparison towards downward comparison. The present findings provide new insight to the emerging integration of achievement goals and social comparison.
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Lênda Bounoua, François Cury, Isabelle Regner, Pascal Huguet, Kenneth E. Barron, et al.. Motivated use of information about others: Linking the 2 2 achievement goal model to social comparison propensities and processes. British Journal of Social Psychology, Wiley, 2012, 51 (4), pp.626-641. ⟨10.1111/j.2044-8309.2011.02027.x⟩. ⟨hal-01439722⟩

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