Motivation by Positive or Negative Role Models: Regulatory Focus Determines Who Will Best Inspire Us
By Penelope Lockwood, University of Toronto
and Christian H. Jordan and Ziva Kunda, University of Waterloo
These researcher demonstrated that individuals are motivated by role models who encourage their own/different concerns.
Promotion-focused individuals, who favor a strategy of pursuing desirable outcomes and where participants’ academic motivation was increased by goal matching role models but decreased by goal congruent role models.
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Professor Jean Rhodes, (University of Massachusetts,Boston) one leading experts on mentoring sais: if you talk to successful people about what made a difference in your lives, “it often comes down to the involvement of a caring adult over time and during critical moments,”, Mentoring sometimes involves helping you “figure out what you want to do with your life … who are the people who will help you get there … and how do you connect with them.”Rhodes has worked with a team of other psychologists and social scientists on a meta-analysis of 73 mentoring programs aimed at children and adolescents across the Canada. Read more about it here
A new book about mentoring called “Critical mentoring”. Click here to read more.