A process of motivation and self-regulation in which the individual specifies his/her aspirations, expectations, and values in all areas of life. This is in support of a list of goals and objectives which guide him/her in forming an action plan for various long- and short-term timeframes, and which constitute indicators with which to measure progress. In turn, this allows the person to foresee conflicts between different life roles and to cope with them with minimal compromise.
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