Goal Orientation Theory: How Goals Affect Student Motivation & Behavior


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A _____ is a long-term goal that drives much of what an individual does, while a _____ is a concrete goal that can be accomplished in a short duration of time.

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1. Jerry's goal in class is to get more points on all assignments than any of his classmate. Jerry's goal orientation is _____.

2. The psychological feature that drives a human toward a behavior or goal is known as a _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Goals motivate human beings to achieve, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of how. Some terms you will be assessed on include the different types of goals and approaches to them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your knowledge of:

  • Motivation
  • Meaning of goals and needs
  • Goal orientation theory
  • Different types of goals
  • Effects of goal-orientation

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding goal orientation theory
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about motivation

Additional Learning

To learn more about psychology, review the accompanying lesson Goal Orientation Theory: How Goals Affect Student Motivation & Behavior. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand goal orientation theory
  • Differentiate types of goals
  • Identify and define examples of goal orientation