The purpose of this assignment is to become more familiar with the current empirical literature in applied sport psychology related to a course topic of your choice. Search Argosy University’s online library databases, such as PsychINFO (EBSCO), and select an empirically based journal article on the basic psychological skill of goal setting.
Note: Since literature reviews, theoretical discussions, or position papers are not research investigations on the goal setting skill, they are not appropriate for this assignment. An appropriate journal article is one that is a research study in goal setting. Therefore, prior to completing the assignment, you are encouraged to submit the reference of the journal article you have selected for your facilitator’s approval. You can submit the reference via e-mail or you can attempt to have a live meeting (via phone or chat) with your facilitator. However, please make prior arrangements with your facilitator for all live meetings.
Review the journal article, particularly the purpose, methods, results, and discussion sections of the article. Provide a 1–3 page summary of your review, addressing the following questions:
- In your opinion, what are the characteristics found to be generally associated with the goal setting skill? How well are these characteristics addressed in the journal article you reviewed?
- Describe the method and procedures used for investigating the goal setting skills mentioned in the journal article. How effective is this method in understanding the goal setting skill? Support your opinion with references and examples from the journal article.
- Do you agree with the results put forth in the article? Why or why not?
Follow APA guidelines for writing and citing sources. Present the review in Microsoft Word document format. Name the file M2_A2_LastName_JournalArticleReview.doc. Submit it to the M2: Assignment 2 Dropbox by Day 5.