A1 Journal article (refereed)
Extraversion and performance approach goal orientation : An integrative approach to personality (2019)

Pickett, J., Hofmans, J., & De Fruyt, F. (2019). Extraversion and performance approach goal orientation : An integrative approach to personality. Journal of Research in Personality, 82, Article 103846. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2019.103846

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Pickett, Jennifer; Hofmans, Joeri; De Fruyt, Filip

Journal or series: Journal of Research in Personality

ISSN: 0092-6566

eISSN: 1095-7251

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 82

Article number: 103846

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2019.103846

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/65428


Research shows that extraversion is unrelated to performance approach goal orientation, both at the trait- and the state-level. However, since previous studies have either focused on the trait- or the state-level, such a conclusion may be premature. Building upon the idea that acting against one’s trait consumes self-control resources, we reason that within-person deviations from one’s level of trait extraversion might negatively relate to performance approach goal orientation. Using experience sampling data from 47 employees across 10 days (N=307), we found that deviations from one’s trait extraversion levels are associated with lower levels of performance approach goal orientation. These findings suggest that an integrative approach to personality allows to better understanding of the relationship between extraversion and performance approach goal orientation.

Keywords: extraversion; goal orientation; objectives; performance (coping); personality; behavioural patterns

Free keywords: extraversion; performance approach; goals; goal orientation; counterdispositional behavior; integrative approach to personality; curvilinear relationships; behavioral concordance model

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2019

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