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The present paper examines the interactive effects that goal importance and self-efficacy may exert upon the progress of multiple life goals. Personal goal progress in an adult sample (N = 76) were examined over a 12 week period. In accordance with previous research, it was hypothesised that when goal importance is high, self-efficacy will have a positive effect upon goal progress. However, when goal importance is low, self-efficacy should have a weaker effect upon goal progress. Results found the hypothesised interaction between goal importance and self-efficacy. Findings extend beyond previous laboratory based research where goal importance moderates the positive effects of self-efficacy by examining such effects in a real life multiple goal environment
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-206
JournalCanadian Journal of Behavioural Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2015

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