WORK GOALS AND HEALTH OUTCOMES--A GOAL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 19447
Amount: $49,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Consultants In Behavioral
2818 North Yucca Street, Chandler, AZ, 85224
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Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Linda S Ruehlman
 (602) 963-1436
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Abstract
WE WILL EXTEND TO THE WORKPLACE AN EMERGING THEORETICAL/EMPHIRICAL LITERATURE ON SELF- REGULATED GOAL PURSUIT, IN WHICH COGNITIVE CONSTRUALS OF PERSONAL LIFE TASKS OR GOALS HAVE BEENFOUND TO RELATE TO IMPORTANT ADJUSTMENTAL OUTCOMES, INCLUDING DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, LIFE SATISFACTION, PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS, AND HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION. A NEW ASSESSMENT PROCEDURE, THE GOAL SYSTEMS QUESTIONNAIRES (GSQ), OFFERS A PROMISING TECHNIQUE FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF COGNITIVEREPRESENTATIONS OF WORK-RELATED GOALS. TWO HUNDRED FORTY EMPLOYED ADULTS, SELECTED FROM A NATIONAL PROBABILITY SAMPLE, WILL BE ASKED VIA TELEPHONE INTERVIEW TO COMPLETE (1) THE GSQ AS IT APPLIES TO THEIR THREE MOST IMPORTANT WORK GOALS AND (2) A BATTERY OF STANDARDIZED IN- STRUMENTS TO ASSESS DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, JOB AND LIFE SATISFACTION, PAIN, AND PSYCHOSOMATIC SYMPTOMS. IN THE LONG-RUN, THE GSQ MAY BE USED TO TARGET DEFICIENT PATTERNS OF GOAL CONSTRUAL,AS A PRESCRIPTIVE DEVICE FOR INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP INTERVENTIONS, AS A MEANS OF IDENTIFYING PROBLEMATIC GOAL TYPES, AND AS A TOOL TO ASSESS THE EFFICACY OF HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAMS (E.G., STRESS MANAGEMENT, SMOKING CESSATION, ETC.).

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