Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Science (MS)
Kimberly Rombach, Ph.D.
Kim Wieczorek, Ph.D.
Student goal setting is one powerful tool that can influence students' attitudes and achievements. This mixed-methods study examines the effects of short-term goal setting on the performance and motivation of students in a fifth-grade classroom. Students set weekly goals and tracked their performance through daily self-reflection. The goal-setting intervention provided students an opportunity to gain success through intrinsic rewards and strengthen their self-efficacy skills. Data were collected and analyzed over a three-week time frame. This presentation provides details on the effectiveness of goal setting in the classroom and procedures for structuring goal-setting interventions for upper elementary students.
LeFever, Amber, "The influence of short-term goal setting on student performance and motivation" (2022). Master's Theses. 158.
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