Literature Review on Some Relevant Variables in Goal Setting in Sport.

  • Jaime Díaz-Ocejo ASPIRE, Academy for Sport Excellence, Doha
  • Juan Antonio Mora-Mérida Departamento de Psicología Básica, Facultad de Psicología. Universidad de Málaga
Keywords: Goals, proximity, specificity, difficulty, effectiveness.

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to examine the influence of some relevant variables in the goal setting process, such as the proximity, specificity, difficulty and effectiveness, throughout the literature review. Accordingly, we follow the guidelines outlined by relevant authors in this topic. Results are not conclusive with regards to the proximity, specificity and difficulty in goal setting. Contrarily, it is found a more consistent evidence in favor of the effectiveness in the use of this psychological strategy as a tool to enhance motor skills performance.

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Author Biographies

Jaime Díaz-Ocejo, ASPIRE, Academy for Sport Excellence, Doha

ASPIRE

Academy for Sport Excellence

DOHA, QATAR

Juan Antonio Mora-Mérida, Departamento de Psicología Básica, Facultad de Psicología. Universidad de Málaga

Catedrático de Psicología Básica

Facultad de Psicología

Universidad de Málaga

How to Cite
Díaz-Ocejo, J., & Mora-Mérida, J. A. (1). Literature Review on Some Relevant Variables in Goal Setting in Sport. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 29(1), 233-242. https://doi.org/10.6018/analesps.29.1.137281
Section
Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity