Making New Year's Resolutions that Stick: Exploring how Superordinate and Subordinate Goals Motivate Goal Pursuit

Höchli, Bettina; Brügger, Adrian; Messner, Claude (2019). Making New Year's Resolutions that Stick: Exploring how Superordinate and Subordinate Goals Motivate Goal Pursuit (In Press). Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 68 Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/aphw.12172

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New Year's Eve is a time when people make resolutions, but, more often than not, fail to achieve them. Previous research highlighted the positive effect of subordinate goals in goal pursuit. We argue that combining superordinate and subordinate goals contributes to successful goal pursuit, especially in the long run. We test whether a simultaneous focus on both goal types helps people to keep their resolutions.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Innovation Management > Consumer Behavior

UniBE Contributor:

Höchli, Bettina Rebekka; Gadient-Brügger, Adrian and Messner, Claude Mathias

Subjects:

600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

1758-0846

Publisher:

Wiley-Blackwell

Language:

English

Submitter:

Bettina Rebekka Höchli

Date Deposited:

20 Aug 2019 10:13

Last Modified:

25 Oct 2019 00:00

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/aphw.12172

PubMed ID:

31232517

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.132606

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/132606

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