The Null Hypothesis Of The Study, Developed By Elliot Et Al

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Discussion The null hypothesis of the study, developed by Elliot et al, was that the colour red evokes avoidance motivation and undermines intellectual performance, and that it has these effects without conscious awareness or intention (as cited by Elliot & Maier, 2007). However, the results of this study suggest that the colour of the ink does not influence the performance of the two groups; therefore, the colour red does not hinder the ability to complete the anagram test. The t-value is significantly lower than the critical t-value [t=2.02]; therefore, the null hypothesis is to be accepted and the mean values are statistically insignificant. The results found for this experiment were similar to the findings to the experiment conducted by Elliot et al., (as cited by Elliot & Maier, 2007). They found that the participants in Group A, who were exposed to a red participant ID number, solved fewer anagrams than Group B, who were exposed to a green participant ID number, whose performance did not differ. However, their study resulted in null results were discovered meaning that the colour red did not initiate an avoidance reaction and hinder the academic performance of the participants (Elliot & Maier, 2007). Therefore, this experiment does not show that the colour red has an effect on academic performance and does not stimulate avoidance motivation. This study contained several limitations that contributed to the insignificant data found to prove whether red has an influence

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