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dc.contributor.advisorFranken, Robert E.
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Douglas J.
dc.coverage.spatial200000807en
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-29T22:10:56Z
dc.date.available2005-07-29T22:10:56Z
dc.date.issued1995
dc.identifier.citationBrown, D. J. (1995). The effect of specific versus vague goals and normative feedback on task performance (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/23912en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0612031829en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/29814
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 76-86.en
dc.description.abstractA large research literature has supported the notion that goals influence task performance (Locke & Latham, 1990). This research has demonstrated that goals work best when combined with feedback (e.g., Kanfer, 1990). One limitation with this literature has been that it has operationalized feedback as outcome feedback, or feedback regarding personal performance. The purpose of the current study was to examine how goals varying in specificity work in combination with normative feedback. Additionally, the current study also looked at how an individual's level of competitiveness interacts with normative feedback and goals to influence task performance. Results indicated that normative feedback, goals of varying specificity, and competitiveness were all related to performance. The implication of these findings for the goal setting literature are discussed.
dc.format.extentxi, 88 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccBF 505 G6 B76 1995en
dc.subject.lcshGoal (Psychology)
dc.subject.lcshPerformance
dc.subject.lcshFeedback (Psychology)
dc.subject.lcshCompetition (Psychology)
dc.titleThe effect of specific versus vague goals and normative feedback on task performance
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/23912
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccBF 505 G6 B76 1995en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 964 520538274


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.