Barowsky School of Business
Journal of Organizational Psychology
Using a sample of 131 adults aged 55 to 70 years, researchers employed a 2 x 2 between-subject design to investigate whether cognitive prompts would counteract the negative effect of stereotype threat on older adults’ training outcomes. As hypothesized, stereotype threat negatively affected training outcomes. Contrary to expectations, cognitive prompts also negatively affected training outcomes, worsening the negative impact of stereotype threat. Results are discussed within the framework of cognitive load theory.
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Cavanagh, Thomas M.; Kraiger, Kurt; and Peters, Janet, "Cognitive Prompts Fail to Moderate the Impact of Stereotype Threat on Older Adults’ Training Performance" (2016). Barowsky School of Business | Faculty Scholarship. 1.