The factor structure of goal commitment
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.
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.
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.
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:
- The multiple aspects of goal commitment.
- The theoretical standing of goal commitment relative to other goal reactions.
- Whether hierarchical structure exists within goal commitment.
- Statistical techniques used to inspect the hierarchical factor structure of data.
Instructions for this Module
- Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz that follows;
- You have three attempts to pass the quiz;
- The pass grade is 70%;
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