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Being One Of Us: Translating Expertise Into Performance Benefits Following Perceived Failure

Citation
Rascle O, Charrier M, Higgins N, Rees T, Coffee P, Le Foll D & Cabagno G (2019) Being One Of Us: Translating Expertise Into Performance Benefits Following Perceived Failure. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 43, pp. 105-113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2019.01.010

Abstract
Is feedback delivered by an expert sufficient to improve performance? In two studies, we tested, following failure, the influence of group membership (ingroup/outgroup) and source expertise (high/low) on the effectiveness of attributional feedback on performance. Results revealed a significant interactive effect, showing an increase of performance only when the source was an expert ingroup member (Study 1). This interaction was replicated on performance and success expectations in Study 2, which were significantly higher for high compared to low expertise ingroup sources. These data suggest that sharing a common identity with those you lead may help convert expert performance advice into real performance benefits.

Keywords
Social Identity; Source; Source Expertise; Attribution; Feedback

Journal
Psychology of Sport and Exercise: Volume 43

StatusPublished
Author(s)Rascle, Olivier; Charrier, Maxime; Higgins, Nancy; Rees, Tim; Coffee, Pete; Le Foll, David; Cabagno, Genevieve
FundersThe Carnegie Trust
Publication date31/07/2019
Publication date online18/01/2019
Date accepted by journal11/01/2019
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/28495
ISSN1469-0292
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