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Achievement Goal and Life Satisfaction: The Mediating Role of Perception of Successful Agency and the Moderating Role of Emotion Reappraisal

Wangshuai Wang, Jie Li, Gong Sun, Xin-an Zhang and Zhiming Cheng

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Abstract: Achievement goal is a cognitive representation that guides behavior to a competence-related future end state. Existing theories and empirical findings imply that achievement goal is potentially related to life satisfaction. However, the relationship between achievement goal and life satisfaction remains relatively unexplored in the psychology literature. In this study we examined how, and when, achievement goal affects life satisfaction, using original survey data from China. The results suggested that achievement goal was positively related to life satisfaction, that the perception of successful agency fully mediated the relationship between achievement goal and life satisfaction, and that emotion reappraisal moderated the relationship between achievement goal and life satisfaction. Our study helps reveal the positive influence of achievement goal on life satisfaction, and provides an understanding of the mechanism and boundary condition of this influence.

Keywords: achievement goal; perception of successful agency; emotion reappraisal; life satisfaction (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I31 J28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016-08-04
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