12-C: Missing, Not Empty: Effects of Absence of Expected Objects in a Space on Motivation and Performance

We examine how the absence of expected objects in a space (e.g., bookshelves without books, no dumbbells in the rack) impairs individuals’ general motivation to work and performance. We propose that such effects occur because exposure to spatial absence causes depletion of psychological resources or energy.



Citation:

Jaewoo Lee, Kyeongheui Kim, Minjung Koo, and Eunyoung Song (2017) ,"12-C: Missing, Not Empty: Effects of Absence of Expected Objects in a Space on Motivation and Performance", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 45, eds. Ayelet Gneezy, Vladas Griskevicius, and Patti Williams, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 1044-1044.

Authors

Jaewoo Lee, Boston University, USA
Kyeongheui Kim, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
Minjung Koo, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
Eunyoung Song, University of Florida, USA



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 45 | 2017



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