The impact of goal setting and goal orientation on performance during a clerkship surgical skills training program

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Abstract

Background The purpose of this study was to integrate relevant goal-setting theory and to identify if trainees' goal orientations have an impact on the assigned goals-performance relationship. Methods Trainees attended 1 of the 3 goal-training activities (do your best, performance, or learning goals) for knot tying (KT) and camera navigation (CN) during the 3rd-year clerkship rotation. Questionnaires and pretests and/or post-tests were completed. Results One twenty-seven 3rd-year medical students (age: 25 ± 2.6; 54% women) participated in the training program. Pretraining to post-training performance changes were significant for all groups on both tasks (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-325
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Volume211
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Education
  • Goals
  • Medical students
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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