The Differential Effects of Position, Velocity, and Acceleration Feedback on Motivation Over Time
MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING
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This paper is concerned with the definition and application of position, velocity, and acceleration performance information as feedback. Specifically, it examines individuals affective, behavioral, and cognitive reactions to feedback frames over time and across two contrasting performance profiles. Repeated measures MANCOVA supported a performance profile x time interaction for state positive affect, task self-efficacy, satisfaction with performance, and goal commitment. Simple effects analyses indicated that participants indicators of task motivation increased over time in the accelerating performance profile, but decreased over time in the decelerating performance profile. A three-way interaction between feedback frame, performance profile, and time was not supported as hypothesized.