Research on user training has drawn on psychological theory to understand individual differences effects. An extension of the Model of Goal-directed Behaviour (MGB) was used to test the role of Personality variables, Computer self-efficacy and Computer anxiety as antecedents of anticipated emotions, goal desires and intentions. Positive anticipated emotions were demonstrated to intervene in the relation between Computer self efficacy and goal desires.
Harper, Jocelyn; Peters, Peter; and Jayasuriya, Rohan, "Individual differences in anticipated emotions, desires and intentions in approaching a computer task" (2004). ACIS 2004 Proceedings. Paper 62.