publication . Article . 2017

Application of goal setting theory

E. Serra Yurtkoru; Tulay Bozkurt; Fatos Bektas; Mahir Jibril Ahmed; Vehap Kola;
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  • Published: 30 Jun 2017
  • Publisher: PressAcademia
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to test the goal theory model originally developed by Locke and Latham in organizational setting in Turkey, and explain its influence on job satisfaction and affective commitment. Also mediating role of task specific strategy and moderating role of selfefficacy are examined. Locke and Latham’s goal setting measure is adapted to Turkish. Survey method is employed to collect data from 222 respondents from automotive industry. Goal setting dimensions predicted affective commitment through full mediation of job satisfaction. However task specific strategy did not have significant mediation effect and self-efficacy did not moderate but ex...
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free text keywords: Goal setting theory,affective commitment,job satisfaction,self-efficacy,goal achievement, Psychology, Goal setting, Applied psychology, Self-efficacy, CLARITY, law.invention, law, Goal theory, Job satisfaction, Turkish, language.human_language, language, Mediation (Marxist theory and media studies), Organizational commitment
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publication . Article . 2017

Application of goal setting theory

E. Serra Yurtkoru; Tulay Bozkurt; Fatos Bektas; Mahir Jibril Ahmed; Vehap Kola;