ERIC Number: EJ654871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Building a Practically Useful Theory of Goal Setting and Task Motivation.
Locke, Edwin A.; Latham, Gary P.
American Psychologist, v57 n9 p705-17 Sep 2002
Summarizes 35 years of empirical research on goal-setting theory, describing core findings of the theory, mechanisms by which goals operate, moderators of goal effects, the relation of goals and satisfaction, and the role of goals as mediators of incentives. Explains the external validity and practical significance of goal setting theory, discussing new directions. (Contains references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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