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Does Goal Setting Increase Intrinsic Motivation?


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This is what another student and myself are trying to answer among people who exercise. It is a research paper however, we need to include a survey and I was hoping I could get some data from T-nations very own.

How often have you set a goal or goals?[

1 Never 2 Rarely 3 Sometimes 4 Many times

Have you told others about your goals?

1 Never 2 Rarely 3 Sometimes 4 All the time

Have you developed a/or plan(s) for how to achieve your goals?

1 Never 2 Rarely 3 Sometimes 4 All the time

How often do you achieve your goals?

1 Never 2 Rarely 3Sometimes 4 All the time

Do you set goals to increase self motivation in completing a specific task?

1 Never 2 Rarely 3 Sometimes 4 All the time

If you fail to achieve a goal does it increase or decrease your motivation?

1 Decrease 2 No Change 3 Increase

How often have you set goals that focus on improving physical conditioning?

1 Never 2 Rarely 3 Sometimes 4 All the time

Has goal setting helped you develop and maintain self motivation?

1 Never 2 Rarely 3 Sometimes 4 All the time

What do you find is the best motivation in achieving a goal? eg. visulization of goal, rewards, comments from others etc.



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I assume this is an everyday research paper for a class right?


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How often have you set a goal or goals?[

3 Sometimes

Have you told others about your goals?

2 Rarely

Have you developed a/or plan(s) for how to achieve your goals?
4 All the time

How often do you achieve your goals?

3 Sometimes

Do you set goals to increase self motivation in completing a specific task?

4 All the time

If you fail to achieve a goal does it increase or decrease your motivation?

1 Decrease

How often have you set goals that focus on improving physical conditioning?

4 All the time

Has goal setting helped you develop and maintain self motivation?

4 All the time

What do you find is the best motivation in achieving a goal?

The feeling of completion and victory once it is accomplished. Also, the feeling of day to day continuity/connectedness in attempting it.


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How often have you set a goal or goals?[

4 Many times

Have you told others about your goals?

3 Sometimes

Have you developed a/or plan(s) for how to achieve your goals?

3 Sometimes

How often do you achieve your goals?

3 Sometimes

Do you set goals to increase self motivation in completing a specific task?

4 All the time

If you fail to achieve a goal does it increase or decrease your motivation?

3 Increase

How often have you set goals that focus on improving physical conditioning?

4 All the time

Has goal setting helped you develop and maintain self motivation?

3 Sometimes

What do you find is the best motivation in achieving a goal? eg. visulization of goal, rewards, comments from others etc.
I find visualization to be very motivating when attempting to achieve my goals.

I's assuming this is for Sport/Exercise Psych? "Fun" class... glad to help.


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Wow thank you so much everyone! Yes, this is a normal research paper. Large percentage is just study review etc. We need data to compare to the study findings. And yes this is apart of a sport/psyc class.


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Let Mickey explain it, from 0:45-0:50.


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