Goal Orientation and the March of Science. Don Vandewalle Management & Organizations Department. 1995 Presentation Exchange on Goal Orientation. Audience Member Question: How would goal orientation influence my learning how to type properly (correct finger key match) on a computer keyboard?
Management & Organizations Department
Audience Member Question:
How would goal orientation influence my
learning how to type properly (correct finger
key match) on a computer keyboard?
Presenter Response: It depends….(Why?)
Alearning goal orientationis the desire to develop the self by acquiring new skills, mastering new situations, and improving one’s competence.
+ Vandewalle et al. (1999)
Φ Phillips & Gully (1997)
Bunderson & Sutcliffe (2003)
A proving goal orientation is the desire to demonstrate competence and gain favorable judgments about it.
+ Hoover et al. (1999)
- Ford et al. (1998)
Φ Vandewalle et al. (1999)
And avoiding goal orientation is the desire to avoid disproving of competency and avoid negative judgments about it.
- Consistent grim news
Why is there such variance in the relationship form of goal orientation and task performance?
Goal Orientation Conceptualization
(see DeShon & Gillespie, 2005)
Goal Orientation Theoretical Model Testing and Research Design (our focus today).
Consider the following:
What is goal orientation? One’s characteristic goal preferences in achievement situations.
Why is goal orientation important? Goal orientation influences how individuals experience, process, and respond to achievement situations.
Common to both statements: A focus on achievement situations.
FeedbackGoal Orientation Model (Opportunities)