New Directions in Goal-Setting Theory

  title={New Directions in Goal-Setting Theory},
  author={Edwin A. Locke and Gary P. Latham},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={265 - 268}
Goal-setting theory is summarized regarding the effectiveness of specific, difficult goals; the relationship of goals to affect; the mediators of goal effects; the relation of goals to self-efficacy; the moderators of goal effects; and the generality of goal effects across people, tasks, countries, time spans, experimental designs, goal sources (i.e., self-set, set jointly with others, or assigned), and dependent variables. Recent studies concerned with goal choice and the factors that… 

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