The findings, from economics professors at the University of California at Irvine ... have been released in a working paper (pdf) by the National Bureau of Economic Research .… Because the researchers didn’t directly test the two styles of goal setting against the other, they can’t say with certainty that task goals are superior to performance goals, but they do know they work, said UC Irvine’s Damon Clark, one of the study’s authors.

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