Competition and Achievement-relevant Outcomes: A Hierarchical Motivational Analysis
On July 12, 2016 in the main building of Higher School of Economics National Research University an open lecture by professor Andrew James Elliot (University of Ronchester, USA) has taken place.
Andrew J. Elliot:
"In my talk, I will provide a conceptual overview of the hierarchical model of achievement motivation, and I will apply this model to competitive striving. The hierarchical model distinguishes between two aspects of motivation – energization (general competitive desire) and direction (pursuit of specific performance-based goals) – and integrates them together into an overarching model of competition. I will present a series of studies showing that competitive desires lead to both performance-approach and performance-avoidance goal pursuit, and that these two goals have an opposite impact on achievement-relevant outcomes. I will end my talk by discussing implications for real-world achievement contexts".