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Autonomous Motivation, Controlled Motivation, and Goal Progress

Autonomous Motivation, Controlled Motivation, and Goal Progress,10.1111/j.1467-6494.2008.00519.x,Journal of Personality,Richard Koestner,Nancy Otis,Th

Autonomous Motivation, Controlled Motivation, and Goal Progress   (Citations: 8)
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Although the self-concordance of goals has been repeat- edly shown to predict better goal progress, recent research suggests potential problems with aggregating autonomous and controlled moti- vations to form a summary index of self-concordance ( Judge, Bono, Erez, & Locke, 2005). The purpose of the present investigation was to further examine the relations among autonomous motivation, controlled motivation, and goal progress to determine the relative importance of autonomous motivation and controlled motivation in the pursuit of per- sonal goals. The results of three studies and a meta-analysis indicated that autonomous motivation was substantially related to goal progress whereas controlled motivation was not. Additionally, the relation of autonomous motivation to goal progress was shown to involve imple- mentation planning. Together, the three studies highlight the importance for goal setters of having autonomous motivation and developing implementation plans, especially ones formulated in terms of approach strategies rather than avoidance strategies. The present research suggests that individuals pursuing goals should focus relatively greater attention
Journal: Journal of Personality - J PERSONALITY , vol. 76, no. 5, pp. 1201-1230, 2008
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    • ...Consistent with this idea, other mechanisms falling under the umbrella of self-regulation processes—such as planning (Koestner, Otis, Pelletier, & Gagnon, 2008) and life-management strategies (Sheldon & Elliot, 1998)—have also received empirical attention in the SCM...

    Patrick Gaudreauet al. From goal motivation to goal progress: the mediating role of coping in...

    • ...Consistent with this idea, other mechanisms falling under the umbrella of self-regulation processes—such as planning (Koestner, Otis, Pelletier, & Gagnon, 2008) and life-management strategies (Sheldon & Elliot, 1998)—have also received empirical attention in the SCM...

    Patrick Gaudreauet al. From goal motivation to goal progress: the mediating role of coping in...

    • ...Additionally, unlike the Treatment Self-Regulation Questionnaire, we included only autonomous reasons because several studies have shown autonomous self-regulation to consistently predict goal progress, whereas controlled motivation has shown unreliable and inconsistent relations to goal progress (Koestner, Otis, Powers, Pelletier, & Gagnon, 2008)...

    Theodore A. Powerset al. Autonomy Support From Family and Friends and Weight Loss in College Wo...

    • ...20 (Koestner, Otis, Powers, Pelletier, & Gagnon, in press)...

    RICHARD KOESTNER. Reaching One's Personal Goals: A Motivational Perspective Focused on A...

    • ...However, as in Koestner et al.’s (2002) study, a trend was evident for participants who endorsed self-concordant motivation and formed implementation intentions to exercise more days per week compared with participants who endorsed self-concordant motivation but did not form implementation intentions (see also Koestner, Otis, Powers, Pelletier, & Gagnon, 2008, Study 2). The difference between those two groups conformed to Cohen’s small ...
    • ...Although results from the hierarchical regression analysis are consistent with initial hypotheses, the absence of an implementation intention effect for selfconcordant participants is inconsistent with Koestner et al.’s (2002) findings (but consistent with Koestner et al., 2008, Study 2). One possibility for these disparate results may be related to the fact that the implementation intention by selfconcordance interaction is sensitive to ...

    Nikos L. D. Chatzisarantiset al. The Effects of Self-Discordance, Self-Concordance, and Implementation ...

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