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ERIC Number: EJ184171
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1977
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Goal Setting: The Effects on an Academic Task with Varying Magnitudes of Incentive
Rosswork, Sandra G.
Journal of Educational Psychology, 69, 6, 710-5, Dec 77
In a sentence-completion task, eighty sixth-grade students were assigned specific difficult goals or general goals ("do your best"). Subjects received one of four levels of monetary incentive. Specific difficult goals produced higher performance than nonspecific across various incentive conditions, and maintained those levels when previously available incentives were withdrawn. (Author/CP)
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