The effects of implicit measures of self-determination theory, and priming of motivation on goal-directed behaviour

Keatley, D. and Clarke, D. and Ferguson, E. and Hagger, M. (2012) The effects of implicit measures of self-determination theory, and priming of motivation on goal-directed behaviour. Psychology and Health, 27 (Supp1). ISSN 0887-0446

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Abstract

Research has traditionally adopted explicitly-measured motivational constructs related to health behaviours. Recently, research has been augmented with developments in implicit measures and priming of motivation to provide further insight into the antecedents of behaviour. The aim of the present studies (N = 80) was to bring together the two main areas of implicit motivation research, measurement and priming, in relation to self-determination theory using a Solomon four-group design. Implicit measure completion significantly decreased behavioural engagement in the first study. Priming autonomous motivation significantly facilitated, and controlled motivation significantly inhibited, performance in each study. Finally, there was a significant implicit measurement × priming interaction in the first study, such that priming only improved performance in the absence of the implicit measure. This research provides insight into the effects of implicit measurement and priming of motivation and the implications for health interventions.

Additional Information:Special Issue: Abstracts Supplement: “Resiliance and Health” : 26th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Prague, Czech Republic, 21st - 25th August 2012
Keywords:Health behaviour
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C841 Health Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
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Deposited On:06 Jun 2016 15:40

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