Tuesday, December 6, 2011

goal motivation

Goal motivation can be effected by different things, one of them being levels of aspiration.  Aspiration can be described as a persons desire to excel, to do better the next time, and to be better than others.  Using these motivational factors one can be motivated by both internal and external means.  These process overlap thus making the motivational factors stronger.  Internal factors can be made stronger by use of self efficacy, or the belief in ones self to complete a specific task or a specific goal.  Thus this type of motivation can raise, or in some strange cases lower goal motivation in a person. 


  1. I definitely agree; one's self-efficacy can certainly raise or lower his motivation.

  2. I can personally attest to this, one of my favorite things to do is play sports, and I am always striving for improvement.