Motivation and Emotion

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 297–321

A social-cognitive, attributional model of personal goals: An empirical evaluation

  • Mark A. Mone
  • Douglas D. Baker
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DOI: 10.1007/BF00992969

Cite this article as:
Mone, M.A. & Baker, D.D. Motiv Emot (1992) 16: 297. doi:10.1007/BF00992969

Abstract

A model of cognitive and affective antecedents and consequences of personal goals, which integrates constructs from social-cognitive and attribution theories, was examined. Data were gathered before and after course examinations in a large university class. Hierarchical and moderated regression analyses supported the model indicating that (1) relationships between self-efficacy, goals, and performance were positive during repeated trials over 4 1/2 months in a naturally occurring setting; (2) the stability dimension of causal attributions moderated the relationship between goal-performance discrepancies and self-efficacy; and (3) the locus of causality dimension of causal attributions moderated the relationship between goal-performance discrepancies and affective responses.

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark A. Mone
    • 1
  • Douglas D. Baker
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeMilwaukee
  2. 2.Washington State UniversityUSA

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