The Application of Goal Setting to Sports

@article{Locke1985TheAO,
  title={The Application of Goal Setting to Sports},
  author={Edwin A. Locke and Gary P. Latham},
  journal={The Journal of Sport Psychology},
  year={1985},
  volume={7},
  pages={205-222}
}
Studies of goal setting both in organizations and the laboratory have found that (a) specific, difficult goals lead to better performance than vague or easy goals; (b) short-term goals can facilitate the achievement of long-term goals; (c) goals affect performance by affecting effort, persistence, and direction of attention, and by motivating strategy development; (d) feedback regarding progress is necessary for goal setting to work; and (e) goals must be accepted if they are to affect… Expand
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