#StackBounty: #social-psychology #motivation Does goal-sharing increase or decrease the likelihood of achieving publicly stated goals?

Bounty: 50

Some sources (eg, 1, 2) suggest that public goal setting can increase motivation for goal achievement through social contracting, and fear of public failure.

However, other sources (eg, 1, 2) argue that stating goals publicly can have a counterproductive effect – the social reward of goal-stating itself can be its own ends, reducing motivation for actually pursuing the goal.

Under what circumstances does goal-sharing help or hinder success?

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