ERIC Number: ED050413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Goal Setting: Review of the Literature and Implications for Future Research. Working Paper Number 47. Report from the Project on Variables and Processes in Cognitive Learning.
Gaa, John P.
Laboratory research and initial studies of the effects of goal setting in the classroom indicate that goal setting increases achievement. Thus, goal setting may prove to be an effective motivational technique for use in the schools. Goal setting, however, is influenced by many factors such as knowledge of results, explicitness of goals, difficulty of goals, origin of goals, and monetary incentives. Research concerning the effects of these factors is reviewed to provide a basis for the development of classroom goal setting procedures. Classroom studies dealing with conferences and with goal setting are also summarized. Suggestions are provided for research to delineate the effects of goal setting variables in the classroom and for formative evaluations of goal setting procedures. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.