Decision mode as an antecedent of flow, motivational interference, and regret

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Title Decision mode as an antecedent of flow, motivational interference, and regret
Author Kuhnle, Claudia; Sinclair, Marta
Journal Name Learning and Individual Differences
Year Published 2011
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract The presented study evaluates whether the decision mode for engaging in a task is relevant not only for the quality of the experience during an activity, as reflected in the occurrence of motivational interference and the possibility to enter flow, but also for the experience of regret. Intuitive in contrast to deliberative decision mode is hypothesized as being beneficial for an increased focus on work and a reduced experience of regret with possible consequences for current and future learning behavior of students. In an online study (n = 149) these variables related to a performed task were measured. Deciding intuitively to engage in the task was associated with a higher level of flow and a reduced experience of motivational interference. Regression analysis showed that an intuitive decision and motivational interference was related with regret at least by trend. Mediation analyses showed that the experience during the task mediates the relationship between decision mode and regret. The paper concludes with a discussion of the findings and their educational implications.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
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Volume 21
Issue Number 2
Page from 239
Page to 243
ISSN 1041-6080
Date Accessioned 2011-05-31
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Business and Management
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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