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A longitudinal examination of the interactive effects of goal importance and self-efficacy upon multiple life goal progress

Beattie, S. and Hardy, L. and Woodman, T. (2015) A longitudinal examination of the interactive effects of goal importance and self-efficacy upon multiple life goal progress. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Sciences, 47 (3). pp. 201-206. DOI: 10.1037/a0039022

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Abstract

The present paper examines the interactive effects that goal importance and self-efficacy may exert upon the progress of multiple life goals. Personal goal progress in an adult sample (N = 76) were examined over a 12 week period. In accordance with previous research, it was hypothesised that when goal importance is high, self-efficacy will have a positive effect upon goal progress. However, when goal importance is low, self-efficacy should have a weaker effect upon goal progress. Results found the hypothesised interaction between goal importance and self-efficacy. Findings extend beyond previous laboratory based research where goal importance moderates the positive effects of self-efficacy by examining such effects in a real life multiple goal environment

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Health and Behavioural Sciences > School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2015 03:33
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2015 02:31
ISSN: 0008-400X
Publisher's Statement: This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the CPA journal. It is not the copy of record.
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/3529
Identification Number: DOI: 10.1037/a0039022
Publisher: Canadian Psychological Association
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