Temporal Distance on Motivation

This project focuses on the implications of temporal distance on motivation-related concepts.

About the project

The results of an experiment, based on five hundred and eighty-five sixth graders, revealed that both positive (approach) and negative (avoidance) motivation increased as the future goal/event approached in time. This increase in approach and avoidance motivation influenced the performance level of the pupils differently. For success-oriented pupils the performance level increased. For failure-oriented pupils the performance level remained about the same.

Research category

Basic research

Published Oct. 15, 2010 3:27 PM - Last modified Oct. 26, 2010 3:47 PM


Torgrim Gjesme