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an approach to the performance of a group or as an individual which assumes the level of emotional and motivational consequences of a task will not only be determined by the success of the task but the aim to complete it too.

LEVEL-OF-ASPIRATION THEORY: "When completing a task, the level of aspiration (theory) states the success of the task will be determined at least in some part by the drive to complete it."

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