What do scientists know about setting successful goals? It turns out: They know a whole lot! It’s just that this knowledge mostly lives in scientific papers. That's why in this study, I have attempted to build an online course based on this knowledge.
So now you can take one of two online course that were based on goal-setting research - and support my thesis research.
It's simple: You sign up for the study, take a psychological questionnaire, and set a goal you want to work on in the online course.
Over the next six weeks, you work on your goal and answer one question a week to rate your progress.
After six weeks, you fill out a final psychological questionnaire - and you're done!
My name is Iris Barzen, and I’m a productivity coach and psychology grad student at the University of Salzburg, Austria.
In my business, I have helped my clients achieve their goals, procrastinate less, and build good habits since 2013.
Alongside my coaching business, I have been studying to become a psychologist.
This goal-setting study is my last step to graduating! In taking this study, you support my research and have a chance to apply evidence-based strategies to a goal of yours.
You can take one of two goal-setting courses and have a chance to move a real goal of yours forward.
When you fill out the second questionnaire after six weeks, you get to participate in a giveaway of 20 online coaching sessions with me, Iris Barzen.
Just click th ebutton below and you will be taken to the first questionnaire. After that, you will get an email with a link to sign up for the goal-setting course (you will be randomly assigned to one of two courses).
Your contact information and data will only be used for this scientific study. Your contact information will be deleted after the study has ended.
You can read more in the informed consent document for study participants.
Yes, you should have a rough idea of a goal you would like to work on.
Yes, please. These courses were developed as part of my master's thesis research - and I need at least 126 people to participate to have meaningful data. Your participation makes a difference, so thank you!
If you have any questions about the study, don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.