The effect of perceived advantage and disadvantage on the variability and stability of efficacy beliefs

Yoav Ganzach

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Abstract

We examined the effect of perceptions of advantage and disadvantage on the variability and stability of efficacy beliefs in a competition. Perceptions of advantageous or disadvantageous opening position were experimentally manipulated (keeping the actual positions equal) and preand post-competition efficacy beliefs were observed. Perceiving an advantage resulted in more variability and less stability in efficacy beliefs. These results are explained by the higher sensitivity of the advantaged to the experiences of the competition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-204
Number of pages8
JournalJudgment and Decision Making
Volume11
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Competitive performance
  • External efficacy
  • Self-efficacy
  • Situational perception

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