GOAL ORIENTATION By N., Sam M.S. - 72 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." Related Psychology Terms FROMM, ERICH (1900—) ADOLESCENCE (Theories) CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY LEVEL OF ASPIRATION JUNG, CARL GUSTAV (1875-1961) BORDERLINE DISORDERS ANTISOCIAL REACTION PEPTIC ULCER Characteristics and Behaviors of Effective Counseling Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "GOAL ORIENTATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/goal-orientation/ (accessed August 10, 2022).