Men perform better than women when goals are set: study

Women perform better than men in the no goal setting

Washington DC: A new study has found that men are more likely to achieve goals and stay motivated if the targets are set than females.

The study led by University of Leicester explained that men focus better and have increased speed of completing a task if the goals are set whereas women perform better than men in the no goal setting, but men thrive in both of the goal treatments.

Samuel, lead researcher said that the aim of the study was to determine how to motivate people and in that they found that when men are given a goal, they feel a sense of purpose to achieve it; that eventually helps to focus.

Sanjit Dhami, the research supervisor Professor mentioned that Samuel's research showed that gender differences in economic behaviour are important and widespread, which will eventually be useful for policy-makers but also for private firms.

The study is published in Economics Letters, which was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

( Source : ANI )
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