Goal Setting

What is the definition of a goal?
A target or specific standard that one strives to obtain
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What is the difference between objective and subjective goals?
Objective goals are specific and usually time bound so can be measured while subjective goals are broad and don't have a time frame so can't be measured
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What does the goal setting theory by lanthanum and locke basically explain?
It explains that you have to do more than just set the goal to improve performance you have to be committed and put effort in ect.
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What are the 4 moderators of the goal setting theory?
Goal commitment, goal importance, feedback and task complexity
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What are the 4 mechanisms of goal setting theory?
Direct attention, regulate effort, increase persistence and strategy development
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What do locke and lantham say about goal setting?
Setting regular and challenging goals and receiving regular feedback increases productivity and motivation.
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What is the staircase technique?
Athlete will set a long term goal (top of stairs) and current ability is at bottom, sequence of linked short-term goals are set to lead to the long term goal.
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Give 5 of Gould's 11 goal setting principles
1. Specific. 2. Evaluation and feedback. 3. Process/performance/outcome goals. 4. Hard but realistic. 5. Long and short term goals.
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What are the 6 common problems with goal setting?
1. Not specific. 2. Too many too soon. 3. failure to adjust to situations. 4. poorly written goal statements. 5. no follow up/ evaluation. 6. failure to recognise goal achievement.
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What is the difference between objective and subjective goals?

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What are the 4 moderators of the goal setting theory?

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