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Action orientation overcomes the ego depletion effect

Dang, Junhua LU ; Xiao, Shanshan; Shi, Yucai and Mao, Lihua (2015) In Scandinavian Journal of Psychology 56(2). p.223-227
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It has been consistently demonstrated that initial exertion of self-control had negative influence on people's performance on subsequent self-control tasks. This phenomenon is referred to as the ego depletion effect. Based on action control theory, the current research investigated whether the ego depletion effect could be moderated by individuals' action versus state orientation. Our results showed that only state-oriented individuals exhibited ego depletion. For individuals with action orientation, however, their performance was not influenced by initial exertion of self-control. The beneficial effect of action orientation against ego depletion in our experiment results from its facilitation for... (More)
Abstract in Undetermined

It has been consistently demonstrated that initial exertion of self-control had negative influence on people's performance on subsequent self-control tasks. This phenomenon is referred to as the ego depletion effect. Based on action control theory, the current research investigated whether the ego depletion effect could be moderated by individuals' action versus state orientation. Our results showed that only state-oriented individuals exhibited ego depletion. For individuals with action orientation, however, their performance was not influenced by initial exertion of self-control. The beneficial effect of action orientation against ego depletion in our experiment results from its facilitation for adapting to the depleting task. (Less)
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Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
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56
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223 - 227
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Wiley-Blackwell
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1467-9450
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10.1111/sjop.12184
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  abstract     = {<b>Abstract in Undetermined</b><br/><br>
It has been consistently demonstrated that initial exertion of self-control had negative influence on people's performance on subsequent self-control tasks. This phenomenon is referred to as the ego depletion effect. Based on action control theory, the current research investigated whether the ego depletion effect could be moderated by individuals' action versus state orientation. Our results showed that only state-oriented individuals exhibited ego depletion. For individuals with action orientation, however, their performance was not influenced by initial exertion of self-control. The beneficial effect of action orientation against ego depletion in our experiment results from its facilitation for adapting to the depleting task.},
  author       = {Dang, Junhua and Xiao, Shanshan and Shi, Yucai and Mao, Lihua},
  issn         = {1467-9450},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {223--227},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Psychology},
  title        = {Action orientation overcomes the ego depletion effect},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/sjop.12184},
  volume       = {56},
  year         = {2015},
}