Washington, December 3: A person's goals at the outset of a competence-based task can influence how much shame or pride they feel after successfully completing it.
Researchers at Penn State and Central Queensland University have found that when the goal is to outperform others, the feeling of pride will be amplified after succeeding.
Amanda Rebar, postdoctoral researcher at Central Queensland University said that the research suggested that a person's motivation and purpose regarding a task impacts the amount of pride or shame they experience in response to success or failure, which further influences whether they will persist in the task or drop out.
The results appeared in the November issue of the journal 'Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology'. (ANI)