Proximal goal-setting and self-regulatory processes

  title={Proximal goal-setting and self-regulatory processes},
  author={Jennifer Stock and Daniel Cervone},
  journal={Cognitive Therapy and Research},
Despite much theoretical discussion, relatively little research has examined the motivational effects of proximal goal-setting, and existing findings are inconsistent. This experiment examines the effects of proximal subgoals on perceived self-efficacy, self-evaluative reactions to performance, and task persistence. Subjects performed a complex problem-solving task under conditions involving either no subgoal, an attainable subgoal, or an unattainable subgoal. The self-regulatory processes were… 

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