The effects of simultaneous learning and performance goals on performance: An inductive exploration

  title={The effects of simultaneous learning and performance goals on performance: An inductive exploration},
  author={Aline D. Masuda and Edwin A. Locke and Kevin J. Williams},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Psychology},
  pages={37 - 52}
This study was the first to examine the simultaneous use of multiple learning and performance goals on single task performance. We report the results of two studies (one study used self-set goals; the other study used assigned goals) to examine the effects of the concurrent pursuit of proximal and distal learning and performance goals. The first study was correlational in nature and the second used an experimental manipulation. In both we found a negative curvilinear relationship between total… 

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