ERIC Number: EJ466469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Effects of Self-Esteem and Perceived Goal Difficulty on Goal Setting, Certainty, Task Performance, and Attributions.
Tang, Thomas Li-Ping; Reynolds, David B.
Human Resource Development Quarterly, v4 n2 p153-70 Sum 1993
Fifty-two subjects competed on a task against themselves, a difficult competitor, and an easy competitor. Certainty, ability attribution, and task satisfaction for those with low self-esteem were affected by perceived goal difficulty but not for those with high self-esteem. Low self-esteem groups had lower goals, certainty, and task performance. (SK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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