The Determinants of Goal Commitment

  title={The Determinants of Goal Commitment},
  author={Edwin A. Locke and Gary P. Latham and Miriam Erez},
  journal={Academy of Management Review},
The concept and measurement of commitment to goals, a key aspect of goal-setting theory, are discussed. The strength of the relationship between commitment and performance is asserted to depend on the amount of variance in commitment. Three major categories of determinants of commitment are discussed: external factors (authority, peer influence, external rewards), interactive factors (participation and competition), and internal factors (expectancy, internal rewards). Applications of these… 
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