Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Psychology
goals, goal hierarchies, goal structures, goal training, career choice, career motivation
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
In this study, a goal training intervention was developed and evaluated. The main purpose of this investigation was to provide evidence that training, constructed according to implications drawn from goal theory, can affect student goal setting and achievement. Unique to this investigation was that training targeted both short- and long-term goal setting processes linked to career goal pursuits. Findings indicated that goal training resulted in students’ productions of career goal hierarchies consistent with theoretical prescriptions of quality goal structures. This study has implications for those in positions to develop and mentor individuals’ pursuit of long-term meaningful goals across settings.
© Charlotte S. Redhead
Redhead, Charlotte S., "Effects of Goal Training on Goal Structures" (2018). MSU Graduate Theses. 3236.