The current work seeks to understand the relationship between luck beliefs and achievement motivation. We hypothesized and found evidence that belief in stable rather than fleeting luck positively relates to achievement motivation (Study 1). Furthermore, belief in stable luck affects achievement motivation via personal agency beliefs (Study 2). These findings add to our understanding of the causal beliefs associated with a sense of mastery and preference for challenging tasks.
Personality and Individual Differencesvol.
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