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Goal setting, goal achievement, goal specificity, marathon, running, motivation
In this study, we looked at how different variables predicted goal specificity, goal achievement, and finish time for marathoners and half-marathoners. These variables had to do with experience, confidence, and motivation for running, as well as goal specificity. Among the results was the finding that goal specificity was predictive of finish time for half-marathoners and close to predictive for marathoners. These findings could help runners prepare better for races.
The Annual Mary Lou Fulton Mentored Research Conference showcases some of the best student research from the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. The mentored learning program encourages undergraduate students to participate in hands-on and practical research under the direction of a faculty member. Students create these posters as an aide in presenting the results of their research to the public, faculty, and their peers.
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Fulton, Adam M.; Richardson, Jared; and Griffith, Kyler, "Goal Setting and Goal Achievement in Marathon and Half-Marathon Runners" (2017). FHSS Mentored Research Conference. 298.
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
Sport Psychology Research Team
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