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ERIC Number: ED138883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Goal Theory and Individual Productivity.
Frost, Peter J.
The paper provides a review of goal theory as articulated by Edwin Locke. The theory is evaluated in terms of laboratory and field research and its practical usefulnes is explored as a means to improving individual productivity in "real world" organizations Research findings provide support for some goal theory propositions but suggest also the need for an elaboration of the model to include other variables such as the task, managerial style and several individual difference characteristics. (Author)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada June 9-11, 1976)