Title

Self-efficacy’s mediating role in success-bred escalation

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

1999

Abstract

This study indicated that self-efficacy mediates an effect of performance-related task experiences on escalation. Subjects who previously experienced reinforcement patterns resulting in their increased success had higher self-efficacy levels and temporarily exhibited increased failure when reinforcement was no longer forthcoming, relative to subjects who previously experienced patterns resulting in decreased success.

Publisher's Statement

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology 14th Annual Conference homepage: http://www.siop.org/Conferences/99Con/99ConProg/Front.aspx

Publication Title

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology 14th Annual Conference