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Date of Award
Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science in Human Factors & Systems
Human Factors and Systems
Christina Frederick, Ph.D.
Linda Trocine, Ph.D.
Rosemarie Reynolds, Ph.D.
This research attempted to predict motor performance through consideration of an individual's personality orientation and the manipulation of motivation through priming a specified situational context. The effect of the personality orientation and situational prime on self-handicapping was also analyzed. Hypotheses were derived from key concepts of self-determination theory, specifically causality orientation theory, and previous work by Hodgins and colleagues (in press). The results of the study indicated that motor performance was not predicted by personality, situational prime, or the interaction of the two variables.
Scholarly Commons Citation
Thompson, Trena N., "Situational Context and Personality Influences on Motor Performance: A Test of Self-Determination Theory" (2003). Theses - Daytona Beach. 197.