1. Tendency for a person to physically and mentally position themselves toward their goal. 2. Characteristic of a person tending to direct their behaviour toward attaining goals in the long term.

GOAL ORIENTATION: "Joe showed goal orientation by striving to attain the job of production manager."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "GOAL ORIENTATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/goal-orientation/ (accessed October 21, 2021).