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Completed research project

Title / Titel Change and stability goal orientaton: Specificity and adaptivity of process and outcome goal focus
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Summary / Zusammenfassung The central question of the project is whether (and how) goal orientation towards change versus stability might affect the salience of the means as compared to the outcomes of goal pursuit. It is widely accepted that goals encompass means and outcomes (e.g., Kruglanski et al., 2002), which might vary in salience according to various factors such as age or motivational stage (e.g., Freund, Hennecke, & Riediger, 2010). It is hypothesized that the relative salience of the means or ends is partly determined by the goal orientation towards change or stability. The project will examine the relationship between goal oriantation as well as means and outcomes of a goal using experience sampling and experimental methods.
Publications / Publikationen Freund, A. M., Hennecke, M., & Riediger, M. (2010). Age-related differences in outcome and process goal focus. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 7, 198-222.
Project leadership and contacts /
Projektleitung und Kontakte
Dipl.-Psych. Maida Mustafic (Project Leader)
Funding source(s) /
Unterstützt durch
Nachwuchsförderungskredit der Universität Zürich
Duration of Project / Projektdauer Apr 2010 to Mar 2012