Motivation and Emotion

, Volume 39, Issue 6, pp 858–875 | Cite as

Autonomous and controlled reasons underlying achievement goals: Implications for the 3 × 2 achievement goal model in educational and work settings

  • Nicolas Gillet
  • Marc-André K. Lafrenière
  • Tiphaine Huyghebaert
  • Evelyne Fouquereau
Original Paper

Abstract

The main purpose of the present research was to examine the effects of achievement goals (i.e., task-approach, task-avoidance, self-approach, self-avoidance, other-approach, and other-avoidance) and the autonomous and controlling reasons underlying their pursuit on educational (samples 1 and 2) and work (sample 3) outcomes (i.e., engagement, satisfaction, positive affect, and anxiety). The present results revealed that motivations underlying achievement goals are stronger predictors of subjective well-being than the endorsement of goals themselves. Theoretical implications and directions for future research are discussed.

Keywords

Achievement goals Autonomous and controlled motivations Satisfaction Engagement Positive affect Anxiety 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicolas Gillet
    • 1
  • Marc-André K. Lafrenière
    • 2
  • Tiphaine Huyghebaert
    • 1
  • Evelyne Fouquereau
    • 1
  1. 1.EA 2114 Psychologie des Âges de la Vie, FED 4223 Fédération Inter-régionale de Recherches en Sciences du Travail (FIRST), Département de PsychologieUniversité François-Rabelais de Tours, UFR Arts et Sciences HumainesTours Cedex 1France
  2. 2.McGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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