This study was funded by the Jessie A. Jones Faculty Research Grant, University of Notre Dame and was conducted while the second author was at the University of Notre Dame, Department of Management. A version of this paper was presented at the 5th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Miami Beach, Florida, April 1990. The authors would like to thank John R. Hollenbeck and Edwin A. Locke for their helpful comments on previous versions of this manuscript.
Antecedents of Goal Commitment: An Empirical Examination of Personal and Situational Factors1
Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 24, Issue 2, pages 95–114, January 1994
How to Cite
Klein, H. J. and Wright, P. M. (1994), Antecedents of Goal Commitment: An Empirical Examination of Personal and Situational Factors. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 24: 95–114. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.1994.tb00560.x
- Issue published online: 31 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
The purpose of this study was to provide a partial test of the Hollenbeck and Klein (1987) model of goal commitment. Four variables from that model (reward structure, social influence, type-A behavior, and self-esteem) were examined as to their relationships with the expectancy and attractiveness of goal attainment and goal commitment. The results, based on 88 college students performing an anagram task, were generally supportive. Significant person by situation interactions were also observed.