Unique Effects of Setting Goals on Behavior Change: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

@article{Epton2017UniqueEO,
  title={Unique Effects of Setting Goals on Behavior Change: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis},
  author={Tracy Epton and Sin{\'e}ad Currie and Christopher J. Armitage},
  journal={Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology},
  year={2017},
  volume={85},
  pages={1182–1198}
}
Objective: Goal setting is a common feature of behavior change interventions, but it is unclear when goal setting is optimally effective. The aims of this systematic review and meta-analysis were to evaluate: (a) the unique effects of goal setting on behavior change, and (b) under what circumstances and for whom goal setting works best. Method: Four databases were searched for articles that assessed the unique effects of goal setting on behavior change using randomized controlled trials. One… 

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