Goal striving, need satisfaction, and longitudinal well-being: the self-concordance model.

@article{Sheldon1999GoalSN,
  title={Goal striving, need satisfaction, and longitudinal well-being: the self-concordance model.},
  author={K. Sheldon and A. Elliot},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1999},
  volume={76 3},
  pages={
          482-97
        }
}
  • K. Sheldon, A. Elliot
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • An integrative model of the conative process, which has important ramifications for psychological need satisfaction and hence for individuals' well-being, is presented. The self-concordance of goals (i.e., their consistency with the person's developing interests and core values) plays a dual role in the model. First, those pursuing self-concordant goals put more sustained effort into achieving those goals and thus are more likely to attain them. Second, those who attain self-concordant goals… CONTINUE READING
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