PERFORMANCE FEEDBACK AND SELF-SET GOALS
Erez, M. (1977). Feedback: A necessary condition for the goal setting-performance relationship. Journal of Applied Psychology, 62, 624-627.
It was found that the effects of receiving performance feedback after task performance were significantly greater than when no feedback was experienced. Also, feedback increased the relationship between performance and self-set goals.
Implication. Practice trials (activities) should yield feedback in terms of performance information that is measurable and observable. Practice trials without feedback are wasted trials. Rules for using performance information and adjusting consequent self-set goals should be established by athletes, probably after instruction by the coach.
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