The preservation of self in everyday life: The effects of performance expectations and feedback context on feedback inquiry

Gregory B. Northcraft, Susan J. Ashford

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Abstract

This paper examines the roles of performance expectations, feedback context, and self-esteem in feedback inquiry. Seventy-eight subjects participated in a stock market simulation. Results showed that performance expectations and the public context in which the subjects sought feedback significantly influenced the frequency of feedback inquiry. However, these effects depended on type of feedback (personal performance vs social comparison) being requested and additionally were influenced by self-esteem of the feedback seeker.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-64
Number of pages23
JournalOrganizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
Volume47
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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