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J Appl Psychol. 2001 Aug;86(4):629-40.

The role of goal orientation following performance feedback.

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  • 1Management and Organizations Department, Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas 75275-0333, USA. dvande@mail.cox.smu.edu

Abstract

This study examined the relationship of goal orientation and performance over a series of 2 challenging performance events. After providing performance feedback on the 1st event, the authors found that the relationship between a learning goal orientation and performance remained positive for the 2nd event, the relationship between a proving goal orientation and performance diminished from a positive to a nonsignificant level, and the relationship between an avoiding goal orientation and performance remained negative. Data analysis also indicated that the relationships between the 3 goal orientation dimensions and the performance event were differentially mediated by goal setting, self-efficacy, and effort.

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11519647
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