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Self-report measures of individual differences in regulatory focus: a cautionary note

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Show simple item record Summerville, Amy en_US Roese, Neal J. en_US 2011-02-07T21:06:47Z en_US 2013-07-10T15:09:40Z 2011-02-07T21:06:47Z en_US 2013-07-10T15:09:40Z 2011-02-07 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Research in Personality 42 (2008) 247–254. en_US
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dc.description.abstract Regulatory focus theory distinguishes between two independent structures of strategic inclination, promotion versus prevention. However, the theory implies two potentially independent definitions of these inclinations, the self-guide versus the reference-point definitions. Two scales (the Regulatory Focus Questionnaire [Higgins, E. T., Friedman, R. S., Harlow, R. E., Idson, L. C., Ayduk, O. N., & Taylor, A. (2001). Achievement orientations from subjective histories of success: Promotion pride versus prevention pride. European Journal of Social Psychology, 31, 3–23] and the General Regulatory Focus Measure [Lockwood, P., Jordan, C. H., & Kunda, Z. (2002). Motivation by positive and negative role models: Regulatory focus determines who will best inspire us. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83, 854–864]) have been widely used to measure dispositional regulatory focus. We suggest that these two scales align respectively with the two definitions, and find that the two scales are largely uncorrelated. Both conceptual and methodological implications are discussed. en_US
dc.subject approach en_US
dc.subject avoidance en_US
dc.subject regulatory focus en_US
dc.subject affect en_US
dc.subject motivation en_US
dc.title Self-report measures of individual differences in regulatory focus: a cautionary note en_US
dc.type Text en_US 2007-05-21 en_US
dc.type.genre Article en_US

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