Effectiveness of Goal Setting training on achievement goals and achievement motivation

Document Type : Research Article



Objective: The aim of this research was effectiveness of goal setting training on achievement goals and achievement motivation. For this aim we used quasi experimental, pretest-posttest with control group. 30 students from different courses of the Semnan University in 94-95 academic year with cluster random sampling method, according to population size and from every section of the population that point was proportional method and they randomly and equally replaced in two experiment and control groups. At first, a pre-test was performed on both groups; and then goal setting was taught to the experiment group during 9 sessions. Intervention wasn't done for control group. Data was collected by Elliot and Mcgregor achievement goal questionnaire and (AMQ) Achievement Motivation questionnaire; and after that they were analyzed with covariance test. The results showed that goal setting has a meaningful effect on improving motivation goals and mastery-approach and performance-approach orientation. 


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