Department

Barowsky School of Business

Document Type

Article

Source

Journal of Organizational Psychology

Publication Date

6-1-2016

ISSN

2158-3609

Volume

16

Issue

2

DOI

https://doi.org/10.33423/jop.v16i2.1793

Abstract

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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