An experimental investigation of the determinants and consequences of self-handicapping strategies across motivational climates

Abstract : The aim of the present study was to determine whether the use of claimed and behavioural self-handicaps and their correlates differed across experimentally manipulated motivational climates. Fifty-six competitive basketball players participated in the study. A crossover design was used, such that all participants completed the experimental task (i.e., a test of basketball skill) in both mastery and performance climates. Analyses of variance showed that claimed self-handicaps were used more in the performance than the mastery condition but only for the men. In addition, greater behavioral self-handicapping occurred in the performance than the mastery climate. Contrary to expectation, neither type of self-handicap was related to performance on the basketball task in either climate. These findings reinforce the conceptual distinction between claimed and behavioural self-handicaps and suggest that individual and environmental factors may differentially influence each type of handicap.
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Guillaume Coudevylle, Kathleen Martin Ginis, Jean-Pierre Famose, Christophe Gernigon. An experimental investigation of the determinants and consequences of self-handicapping strategies across motivational climates. European Journal of Sport Science, Taylor & Francis, 2009, 9 (4), pp.219-227. ⟨10.1080/17461390902780437⟩. ⟨hal-01343256⟩

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