Performance Goal and Learning Goal Orientation Scales (PGO and LGO)

1.    I prefer to do things that I can do well rather than things that I do poorly
2.    I’m happiest at work when I perform tasks on which I know that I won’t make any errors
3.    The things I enjoy the most are the things I do the best
4.    The opinions others have about how well I can do certain things are important to me
5.    I feel smart when I do something without making any mistakes
6.    I like to be fairly confident that I can successfully perform a task before I attempt it
7.    I like to work on tasks that I have done well on in the past
8.    I feel smart when I can do something better than most other people
1.    The opportunity to do challenging work is important to me
2.    When I fail to complete a difficult task‚ I plan to try harder the next time I work on it
3.    I prefer to work on tasks that force me to learn new things
4.    The opportunity to learn new things is important to me
5.    I do my best when I’m working on a fairly difficult task
6.    I try hard to improve on my past performance
7.    The opportunity to extend the range of my abilities is important to me
8.    When I have difficulty solving a problem‚ I enjoy trying different approaches to see which one will work 
1= Strongly Disagree to 7= Strongly Agree

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