The factor structure of goal commitment

Expiry Date
: 01/07/2025
CPD Units
: 3.00 Points
: 2.3/4

This study considers the hierarchical factor structure of goal commitment. Attention is paid the presence of a strong general factor compared to a more multidimensional model of goal commitment. The study has important implications for work motivation and, consequently, performance.

Keywords: Work motivation; goal commitment; bifactor

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Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this article is to provide a useful theoretical structure of the multifaceted nature of goal commitment, while arguing for the existence of a general factor of goal commitment.

Editor's comments:
Managers use goals to motivate subordinates to set aside their individual interests to perform as a collective. Managers can determine whether subordinates will be motivated towards goals by inferring their commitment towards goals. Psychologists can use goal commitment as a valuable predictor of job performance.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. The multiple aspects of goal commitment.
  2. The theoretical standing of goal commitment relative to other goal reactions.
  3. Whether hierarchical structure exists within goal commitment.
  4. Statistical techniques used to inspect the hierarchical factor structure of data.

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