Carolyn Jagacinski

Degree: Ph.D. Michigan, 1978

Research Interests:

My research interests are broadly in the area of achievement motivation with an emphasis on achievement goals and goal orientations.  My research examines how situational and dispositional factors influence the adoption of different types of achievement goals and how goals might interact with these factors to influence effort, performance, self-assessments of ability, and affect.  The investigation of situational factors suggests ways to improve individual’s achievement experiences.  A common theme in much of the research concerns how individual’s achievement goals and self-assessments of ability influence their responses to performance difficulties.

Representative Publications:

(underline denotes former graduate student author)

Jagacinski, C. M., Kumar, S., & Keith, M. G. (2020).  Expanding the nomological network of work avoidance: Antecedents and consequence across contexts. Journal of Experimental Education, 88, 221-244. 

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

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

Lustenberger, D., & Jagacinski, C. M. (2010).  Exploring the effects of ostracism on performance and motivation.  Human Performance, 23, 283-304.

Carolyn Jagacinski

Associate Professor, Industrial-Organizational Psychology

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

Campus Address:
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