Self-regulation through Goal Setting

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Self-regulation through Goal Setting. / Koch, Alexander; Nafziger, Julia.

I: The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Bind 113, Nr. 1, 2011, s. 212-227.

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Koch, A & Nafziger, J 2011, 'Self-regulation through Goal Setting', The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, bind 113, nr. 1, s. 212-227. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9442.2010.01641.x

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Koch, Alexander ; Nafziger, Julia. / Self-regulation through Goal Setting. I: The Scandinavian Journal of Economics. 2011 ; Bind 113, Nr. 1. s. 212-227.

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abstract = "Goals are an important motivator. But little is known about why and how people set them. We address this issue in a model based on two stylized facts. i) Goals serve as reference points for performance. ii) Present-biased preferences create self-control problems. We show the power and limits of self-regulation through goals. Goals increase an individual's motivation - but only up to a certain point. And they are painful self-disciplining devices. Greater self-control problems may result in tougher goals; but for a severe present bias goals either lack motivating force, or are too painful to be accepted.",
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