you may like this:
Vancouver, J. B., Thompson, C. M., & Williams, A. A. (2001). The
signs in the relationships among self-efficacy, personal goals, and
performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 86 (4), 605-620.
Vancouver, J. B., Thompson, C. E., Tischner, E. C., & Putka, D. J.
Two studies examining the negative effect of self-efficacy on
Journal of Applied Psychology, 87 (3), 506-516.
Vancouver, J. B., & Tischner, E. C. (2004). The effect of feedback
on task performance depends on self-concept discrepancies. Journal of
Applied Psychology, 89 (6), 1092-1098.
Vancouver, J. B. (2005). The depth of history and explanation as
bane for psychological control theories. Journal of Applied Psychology,
90 (1), 38-52.
And Bandura’s reply:
Bandura, A., & Locke, E. A. (2003). Negative self-efficacy and goal
revisited. Journal of Applied Psychology, 88 (1), 87-99.
Richard Marken wrote:
[From Rick Marken (2008.05.22.1140)]
I am thinking of writing a paper explaining how the results of
psychological research might be improved (in terms of getting less
noisy results) by rethinking this research in terms of PCT. What I
would like are some suggestions about examples of conventional research
that I might use as the basis for this analysis. I know that Robertson
and Goldstein did some research on self-concept from a PCT perspective
and got good (low variance) results. That will certainly be one
reference. I would appreciate it if the research psychologists on the
list (if there are any) could suggest some other lines of research that
I might look at. What I would like are examples of behavioral research
on what are considered “hot” topics.
Richard S. Marken PhD