Using Goals to Motivate College Students: Theory and Evidence From Field Experiments

Will college students who set goals work harder and perform better? We report two field experiments that involved four thousand college students. One experiment asked treated students to set goals for performance in the course; the other asked treated students to set goals for a particular task (com...

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Volume: 102
Main Author: Clark, Damon
Gill, David
Prowse, Victoria
Rush, Mark
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: CAMBRIDGE MIT Press 01.10.2020
MIT PRESS
published in: The review of economics and statistics Vol. 102; no. 4; pp. 648 - 663
Data of publication: 20201001
ISSN: 1530-9142
0034-6535
1530-9142
EISSN: 1530-9142
Discipline: Economics
Statistics
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