Journal of Motivation, Emotion, and Personality

Reversal Theory Studies


Impact of Test-Taking Setting on Conformist-Negativistic States and Measures

Author: Mikaela Bevan & Kenneth M. Cramer Abstract: The rules domain from reversal theory describes how conformist and negativistic metamotivational states can affect how we perceive a given situation. The purpose of this study was to examine whether the setting where participants completed a questionnaire impacts their conformist-negativistic states and/or their associated measures (both via […]

Is Motivational Style Related to Sex or Gender Identity? A Study of Young Singaporeans

Author: Richard Howard Abstract: This study investigated whether individual diff erences in motivational style, as conceptualized and operationalized in reversal theory, are more closely linked to biological sex (male or female) or gender identity. The overarching hypothesis was that gender identity, but not sex, would be reflected in diff erent motivational styles. In a mixed-sex sample of Singaporean students, motivational style was measured […]

Development and Validation of an Implicit Measure of Meta-Motivational States

Author: Laura B. Thomas, Joanne Hudson, Emily J. Oliver Abstract: The development of an easily-administered, valid and reliable meta-motivational state measure, capable of assessing the full spectrum of states, is needed to further the understanding and application of reversal theory (Apter, 2013). The present paper outlines an adaptation of the Stroop protocol to implicitly measure meta-motivational states […]

Lecture Engagement and Metamotivational States: Tracking and Intervention

Author: Kenneth M. Cramer, Kathryn D. Lafreniere Abstract: We studied the underlying motives governing students’ active learning in the classroom. Previous investigations indicate that during a standard lecture, student ratings of engagement decrease along with serious-mindedness (telic state). In each of two studies, a questionnaire packet was distributed to participants at the start of their 75-minute social […]

Developmental Antecedents of Proactive and Reactive Rebelliousness

Author: Mark R. McDermott and Nilupa B. Barik Organization: University of East London Citation: McDermott and Barik, N.B. 2014. Developmental Antecedents of Proactive and Reactive Rebelliousness: The Role of Parenting Style, Childhood Adversity, and Attachment. Journal of Motivation, Emotion, and Personality. Vol. 2, No. 1 (2014), pp. 22-31. DOI: 10.12689/jmep.2014.203 Abstract: Adolescence is a time of developmental […]

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A Portrait of Disaffection with School Mathematics: The Case of Anna

Author: Gareth Lewis Organization: University of Leicester Citation: Lewis, G. 2013. A Portrait of Disaffection with School Mathematics: The Case of Anna. Journal of Motivation, Emotion, and Personality. Vol. 1 (2013), pp. 36-43. DOI: 10.12689/jmep.2013.105. Abstract: Disaffection with school mathematics is a serious and important issue with social, economic and individual consequences. However, it is under-researched, […]

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