Self-control depletion impairs goal maintenance: A meta-analysis

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Abstract

Initial exertion of self-control has been suggested to impair subsequent self-regulatory performance. The specific cognitive processes that underlie this ego depletion effect have rarely been examined. Drawing on the dual-process theory of executive control (Engle & Kane, ; Kane & Engle, ), the current meta-analysis revealed that initial self-control exertion impairs participants' capacities of maintaining the task goal but its effect on capacities of resolving response competition is in need of further investigation. Our results are more consistent with recent theoretical views that consider ego depletion as a switch cost and a result arising from reduced motivation to engage in further self-control.

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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Psykologi (exklusive tillämpad psykologi)

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)284-293
TidskriftScandinavian Journal of Psychology
Volym58
Utgåva nummer4
Tidigt onlinedatum2017 jun 20
StatusPublished - 2017 aug
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa