“…been down so long…”: perpetual vs. intermittent inferiority and the Köhler group motivation gain in exercise groups

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dc.contributor.author Kerr, Norbert L.
dc.contributor.author Forlenza, Samuel T.
dc.contributor.author Irwin, Brandon C.
dc.contributor.author Feltz, Deborah L.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-26T19:32:11Z
dc.date.available 2013-08-26T19:32:11Z
dc.date.issued 2013-08-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/16364
dc.description.abstract Prior research has documented the Köhler motivation gain effect-- working with a more capable partner at a task that makes one’s performance indispensible for the group can boost task motivation. Recent research has shown that the Köhler effect can boost one’s persistence exercising in groups, but that always being the group’s “weak link” can eventually undermine these motivation gains. An experiment is reported which contrasts having a partner that is more capable on all/both exercise tasks with one that is more capable on the focal task, but inferior on the second task. The Köhler effect on the focal task was replicated and unmoderated by the uniformity of the partner’s exercise superiority. Implications for further research and application are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/gdn/17/2/67/ en_US
dc.rights This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record. en_US
dc.subject Köhler effect en_US
dc.subject Inferiority en_US
dc.subject Exercise groups en_US
dc.subject Motivation en_US
dc.title “…been down so long…”: perpetual vs. intermittent inferiority and the Köhler group motivation gain in exercise groups en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US
dc.date.published 2013 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1037/a0031588 en_US
dc.citation.epage 80 en_US
dc.citation.issue 2 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice en_US
dc.citation.spage 67 en_US
dc.citation.volume 17 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid bcirwin en_US


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