Understanding State Goal Orientation: Leadership and Work-Group Climate as Key Antecedents

This research attends to a broad range of practically significant employee achievement goals and provides insight into how to enhance individual-level performance by examining the antecedents to individual-level state goal orientation in organizational work groups. State goal orientation is defined here as a temporary achievement goal, and it is theorized that leadership and work group climate processes parallel each dimension of state goal orientation to cue and ultimately induce the corresponding achievement goal among individual work group members. The leader’s achievement priority is argued to drive the formation of work group climate consistent with this priority…

Author: Dragoni, Lisa

Source: University of Maryland

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