Dyadic Goal Setting Within Organizations: Role-Making And Motivational Considerations

Quick, James C.
July 1979
Academy of Management Review;Jul1979, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p369
Academic Journal
This article identifies two extensions of the task performance model developed by Locke (36) for examining goal-setting activities in organizations. The first identifies and develops the role-making function of goal-setting activities, introducing the concepts of superior-subordinate consensus and role congruence. The validity of this approach is based on previous research. The second extension considers the contextual variables that may influence the motivational and role-making functions of goal-setting activities. A framework is proposed which considers three categories of contextual variables, the dimensions of goal setting, and the variables that moderate the performance and role stress outcomes.


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