Goal orientation and goal content as predictors of performance in a training program

Joan Brett, Don Vandewalle

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Abstract

The antecedents and consequences of content goals for participants in a complex skill-training program were examined in a longitudinal study. Using LISREL 8 to test a mediated model, it was found dispositional goal orientation was related to the contert of goals that individuals adopted for the training program. Not all content goals were related to training performance; only content goals with a skill improvement focus had a positive relationship with performance. Results provide a richer understanding of the antecedents of content goals and their relationship to performance and have implications for managers and for the administration of training programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)863-873
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Applied Psychology
Volume84
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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