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Psychological Sciences Faculty

Carolyn Jagacinski Carolyn Jagacinski

Associate Professor, Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychological Sciences
Purdue University
703 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2081 USA

Campus Address:
Psychological Sciences, Room 2118

E-mail: jagacins@purdue.edu
Telephone: (765) 494-6257

Degree: Ph.D. Michigan, 1978

Research Interests:

My general research interest is motivation with an emphasis on achievement goals.  My research investigates situational and dispositional influences on changes in motivation-related variables.

Recent Publications:

Jagacinski, C. M., Kumar, S., & Kokkinou, I. (2008). Challenge Seeking: The Relationship of Achievement Goals to Choice of Task Difficulty Level in Ego-Involving and Neutral Conditions. Motivation and Emotion, 32, 310-322.

Jagacinski, C. M., Kumar, S., Boe, J. L., Lam, H., & Miller Steven A. (2010). Changes in Achievement Goals and Competence Perceptions across the College Semester. Motivation and Emotion, 34, 191-204.

Lustenberger, D. & Jagacinski, C. M. (2010). Exploring the Effects of Ostracism on Performance and Motivation. Human Performance.

Kumar, S. & Jagacinski, C.M. (2011). Confronting task difficulty in ego involvement: Change in performance goals. Journal of Educational Psychology, 103, 664-682.

Jagacinski, C.M. (2013).  Women Engineering Students:  Achievement Goals and Ability Perceptions in the Freshman Engineering Course.  Sex Roles, 69, 644-657.