The relationship between achievement goal orientation and work performance: A cluster analysis

Gera Noordzij, Edwin A.J. Van Hooft, Heleen Van Mierlo, Marise Ph Born

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Abstract

Within achievement goal orientation theory there is an ongoing debate regarding the ambiguous relationship of mastery and performance goal orientation with (work) performance outcomes. This study focused on job performance, arguing that the ambiguous relationships between achievement goal orientation and job performance can be explained by measuring job performance. Based on a sample of 117 employees, cluster analyzes identified four profiles of objective and subjective job performance indicators in collaboration with employees’ achievement goal orientation. The findings showed that mastery and performance goal orientation are related to specific performance profiles, indicating very good financial performance and an average self-rating of performance for employees with high scores on mastery goal orientation. In contrast, financial performance was worse for employees with high scores for performance goal orientation, although they rated themselves and were rated by their supervisors as good performers. Such profiles can only be uncovered when different performance indicators are considered simultaneously.

Translated title of the contributionThe relationship between achievement goal orientation and work performance: A cluster analysis
LanguageDutch
Pages3-29
Number of pages27
JournalGedrag en Organisatie
Volume31
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018

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Goal orientation
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Job performance
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Mastery

Keywords

  • Achievement goal orientation
  • Cluster analysis
  • Employee profile
  • Work performance

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Noordzij, G., Van Hooft, E. A. J., Van Mierlo, H., & Born, M. P. (2018). De samenhang tussen doeloriëntatie en werkprestatie: Een clusteranalyse. Gedrag en Organisatie, 31(1), 3-29.
Noordzij, Gera ; Van Hooft, Edwin A.J. ; Van Mierlo, Heleen ; Born, Marise Ph. / De samenhang tussen doeloriëntatie en werkprestatie : Een clusteranalyse. In: Gedrag en Organisatie. 2018 ; Vol. 31, No. 1. pp. 3-29.
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Noordzij, G, Van Hooft, EAJ, Van Mierlo, H & Born, MP 2018, 'De samenhang tussen doeloriëntatie en werkprestatie: Een clusteranalyse', Gedrag en Organisatie, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 3-29.

De samenhang tussen doeloriëntatie en werkprestatie : Een clusteranalyse. / Noordzij, Gera; Van Hooft, Edwin A.J.; Van Mierlo, Heleen; Born, Marise Ph.

In: Gedrag en Organisatie, Vol. 31, No. 1, 01.2018, p. 3-29.

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