Question

Which of the following statements is true about the Goal Theory of motivation?

i.              Research has shown that there is little support for the Goal Theory and its effects on motivation with regard to the relationship between goal-setting and performance          

ii.             People with easier goals will perform better than people with difficult goals

iii.            A person’s level of commitment to a goal will not regulate the level of effort expended  

A Only i Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
B Only ii Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
C Only i and iii Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
D Only ii and iii Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
E All the above Correct Answer Incorrect Answer

Solution

In 1960’s, Edwin Locke put forward the Goal-setting theory of motivation. This theory states that goal setting is essentially linked to task performance. It states that specific and challenging goals along with appropriate feedback contribute to higher and better task performance. In simple words, goals indicate and give direction to an employee about what needs to be done and how much efforts are required to be put in. 

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