The study of persistence

N. T. Feather

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Abstract

An analysis of basic approaches to the study of persistence indicates that trait oriented studies have difficulty in accounting for variation among situations. Conceptualizations of persistence as resistance to extinction have difficulty in accounting for individual differences. A more fruitful approach is to consider persistence as a motivational phenomenon, "where the theory of motivation considers interaction of both personality characteristics and situationally determined influences." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-115
Number of pages22
JournalPsychological Bulletin
Volume59
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 1962
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • EXTINCTION/RESISTANCE, &
  • MOTIVATION, &
  • PERSISTENCE &
  • PERSISTING BEHAVIOR
  • RESISTANCE TO EXTINCTION
  • REVIEWS, PERSISTENCE &
  • RIGIDITY, PERSISTENCE &

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