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."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "LEVEL-OF-ASPIRATION THEORY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/level-of-aspiration-theory/ (accessed July 22, 2017).