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Know Thyself: Insight Moderates the Relationship between Goal-Concordant Motivation and Positive Emotions
preprintposted on 11.12.2020, 18:56 by Robert Kirk, Danielle Oetjen
Motivation is a fundamental component of human development. Psychologists have examined the link between motivation and emotion for decades. To our knowledge, this study is the first of its kind to focus on potential moderation effects of private self-consciousness on the relationship between goal-concordant motivation and subjective well-being. We surveyed 433 participants between the ages of 18-89. Findings extend previous research showing age differences in goal concordance (specifically, introjected motivation) and that goal concordance predicts all aspects of subjective well-being. Novel findings demonstrate that private self-consciousness (specifically, insight) successfully moderated the association between goal-concordant motivation and positive emotions.
Declaration of conflicts of interestNone
Corresponding author firstname.lastname@example.org
Lead author countryUnited States
Lead author job roleHigher Education Faculty 4-yr College
Lead author institutionState University of New York - College at Oneonta
Ethics statementThe study was approved by the Human Subjects Review Board at Bowling Green State University. Informed consent was obtained from all participants.
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