Impact of Process and Outcome Feedback on the Relation of Goal Setting to Task Performance

Early, P. Christopher; Northcraft, Gregory B.; Lee, Cynthia; Lituchy, Terri R.
August 1989
Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings;1989, p204
Conference Proceeding
Our study examined two forms of feedback (process and outcome) as moderators of the relation of goal setting to performance. Subjects worked on a stock investment simulation under conditions of goal setting, process feedback, and outcome feedback. The results demonstrated that goal setting and process feedback interacted for task strategy whereas goal setting and outcome feedback interacted for self-confidence and effort.


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