Saying goodbye and saying it well: Consequences of a (not) well-rounded ending

Schwörer B, Krott N, Oettingen G (2019)
Motivation Science.

Zeitschriftenaufsatz | E-Veröff. vor dem Druck | Englisch
 
Download
Es wurde kein Volltext hochgeladen. Nur Publikationsnachweis!
Autor/in
; ;
Abstract / Bemerkung
Every period in life eventually comes to an often foreseeable end, yet research on how people cope with foreseeable endings is sparse. In 7 studies, we investigated whether people benefit from ending in a well-rounded way, that is, with the feeling that all that could have been done was done and with a sense of closure. Across all studies, we observed that well-rounded endings were associated with positive affect, little regret, and an easy transition into the next life phase. In Studies 1 through 3, the more well-rounded participants recalled a specific ending of a life phase the more they reported positive affect, less regret, and easier transitions into the next life phase. In Studies 4 through 6, we conceptually replicated these results, adjusting for possible memory biases in Studies 1 through 3. In Study 7, participants confronted with a well-rounded ending (vs. a not well-rounded ending) reported more positive affect and experienced an easier transition, as indicated by better performance on a Stroop task. The findings point to the importance of ending in a well-rounded way so as to experience more positive affect, fewer regrets, and easier life transitions.
Erscheinungsjahr
2019
Zeitschriftentitel
Motivation Science
ISSN
2333-8113
eISSN
2333-8121
Page URI
https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/2935949

Zitieren

Schwörer B, Krott N, Oettingen G. Saying goodbye and saying it well: Consequences of a (not) well-rounded ending. Motivation Science. 2019.
Schwörer, B., Krott, N., & Oettingen, G. (2019). Saying goodbye and saying it well: Consequences of a (not) well-rounded ending. Motivation Science. doi:10.1037/mot0000126
Schwörer, B., Krott, N., and Oettingen, G. (2019). Saying goodbye and saying it well: Consequences of a (not) well-rounded ending. Motivation Science.
Schwörer, B., Krott, N., & Oettingen, G., 2019. Saying goodbye and saying it well: Consequences of a (not) well-rounded ending. Motivation Science.
B. Schwörer, N. Krott, and G. Oettingen, “Saying goodbye and saying it well: Consequences of a (not) well-rounded ending”, Motivation Science, 2019.
Schwörer, B., Krott, N., Oettingen, G.: Saying goodbye and saying it well: Consequences of a (not) well-rounded ending. Motivation Science. (2019).
Schwörer, Bettina, Krott, Nora, and Oettingen, Gabriele. “Saying goodbye and saying it well: Consequences of a (not) well-rounded ending”. Motivation Science (2019).

Export

Markieren/ Markierung löschen
Markierte Publikationen

Open Data PUB

Suchen in

Google Scholar