Saturday, April 13, 2024 – Episode 1372

Saturday, April 13, 2024 - Episode 1372
By: Leslyn Keith, OTD, CLT-LANA

Unveiling the Dynamics of New Year's Resolutions: Insights from a Swedish Research Study

  • Today, I’ll be sharing findings from a paper authored by a team of researchers based in Sweden.
  • Entitled A Large-Scale Experiment on New Year’s Resolutions: Approach-Oriented Goals are More Successful than Avoidance-Oriented Goals, this paper was published in the reputable peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE in December 2020.
  • The researchers aimed to explore the nature of New Year’s resolutions, individuals’ confidence levels in adhering to their goals, and their overall success rates.
  • They investigated whether framing resolutions as “approach-oriented” or “avoidance-oriented” impacted their achievement rates.
  • Additionally, they examined whether receiving support in the form of information and exercises for goal-setting influenced resolution success.
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