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Must we suffer to succeed?: When anxiety boosts motivation and performance
Strandklinik St. Peter-Ording, Department for Psychosomatic Medicine, Germany.
Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Lisbon, Portugal.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Psychology. Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Lisbon, Portugal.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5403-0091
University of Malaga, Spain.
2017 (English)In: Journal of Individual Differences, ISSN 1614-0001, E-ISSN 2151-2299, Vol. 38, no 2, 113-124 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Why do some people work best under pressure? In two studies, we examined whether and how people use anxiety to motivate themselves. As predicted, clarity of feelings moderated the relationship between trait anxiety and the tendency to use this emotion as a source of motivation (i.e., anxiety motivation). Furthermore, anxiety motivation mediated the relationship between trait anxiety and outcomes - including academic achievement (Study 1) as well as persistence and job satisfaction (Study 2). These findings suggest that individuals who are clear about their feelings are more likely to thrive on anxiety and eustress and possibly use these to achieve their goals and find satisfaction at work.

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2017. Vol. 38, no 2, 113-124 p.
Keyword [en]
Anxiety, Emotion regulation, Emotional clarity, Emotional intelligence, Motivation
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-30997DOI: 10.1027/1614-0001/a000228Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85020077758OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-30997DiVA: diva2:1115216
Available from: 2017-06-26 Created: 2017-06-26 Last updated: 2017-06-26Bibliographically approved

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