A meta-analytic examination of the goal orientation nomological net.

  title={A meta-analytic examination of the goal orientation nomological net.},
  author={Stephanie C Payne and Satoris S. Youngcourt and J. Matthew Beaubien},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  volume={92 1},
The authors present an empirical review of the literature concerning trait and state goal orientation (GO). Three dimensions of GO were examined: learning, prove performance, and avoid performance along with presumed antecedents and proximal and distal consequences of these dimensions. Antecedent variables included cognitive ability, implicit theory of intelligence, need for achievement, self-esteem, general self-efficacy, and the Big Five personality characteristics. Proximal consequences… CONTINUE READING
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