Locke's Goal-Setting Theory: Using Goals to Advance Motivation


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Locke's goal setting theory states that goals should have all of the following elements, EXCEPT:

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1. Directing a contractor to lay floor tile in a Versailles pattern with a half-inch grout joint is an example of:

2. Which of the following does NOT occur with goal commitment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will give you an overview of Locke's goal-setting theory, which deals with motivating employees by setting challenging goals for them and providing support and positive feedback. You will be tested on things such as tenets of the theory and the effects it may have.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • What goals should do, according to Locke's theory
  • Understanding the clarity of goals
  • When goal commitment occurs
  • The effects on an employee when a task is complex and a goal is challenging

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how to motivate employees to work hard and achieve goals in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what goals should do and what goal commitment is
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Locke's goal-setting theory

Additional Learning

To learn more about a theory on how to motivate employees and get them to achieve goals, review the corresponding lesson entitled Locke's Goal-Setting Theory: Using Goals to Advance Motivation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explains what Locke's goal-setting theory is
  • Examines how employees are motivated
  • Describes what the goal setting model is