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.