ERIC Number: ED195886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Goal Setting When Goal Difficulty Is Held Constant.
Dossett, Dennis L.; And Others
Goal-setting has been accepted as an effective motivational tool. Whether goals should be participatively set or assigned was examined by holding goal difficulty constant in an investigation based on previous results which suggested that participants in goal-setting set more difficult goals than those for whom goals are assigned. Results suggest that when goal difficulty is held constant, an assigned goal is as effective, and perhaps more effective, than a participatively set goal. Job performance, goal attainment, and goal acceptance are better in the assigned condition. (Author/CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Goal Setting
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978).