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dc.contributor.authorCrane, M.
dc.contributor.authorBrabazon, G.
dc.contributor.authorGucciardi, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorLoveday, T.
dc.contributor.authorWiggins, M.
dc.identifier.citationCrane, M. and Brabazon, G. and Gucciardi, D. and Loveday, T. and Wiggins, M. 2017. General Self-Efficacy and Psychological Resilience Promote Skill Acquisition Rate Under Psychological Pressure. Australasian Journal of Organisational Psychology. 10: Article ID e3.

This study extends the limited body of research exploring the association between psychological resources and performance under pressure. It was anticipated that participants’ general self-efficacy and resilience would positively influence skill acquisition rate more under high pressure, than low pressure. Eighty-one undergraduate students (M age = 22.93; SD = 7.53; 50.6% female) participated in a learning task: to fly a flight simulator. The within-subjects variable was the participant's ability to steadily control the aircraft roll across six trials. Psychological pressure was manipulated between-subjects and general self-efficacy and resilience were measured moderator variables. Findings indicated that under high pressure, higher levels of general self-efficacy and perceived resilience predicted faster initial skill acquisition compared to those with lower levels of these resources. In contrast, in the low-pressure condition, the skill acquisition rate was the same irrespective of psychological resources. This research highlights the importance of psychological resources in pressured training contexts.

dc.titleGeneral Self-Efficacy and Psychological Resilience Promote Skill Acquisition Rate Under Psychological Pressure
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleAustralasian Journal of Organisational Psychology

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curtin.departmentSchool of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science
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