ERIC Number: ED059517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
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High and Low Norms as Goals for Achievement.
Clifford, Margaret M.; Hiatt, Deirdre
This study, conducted with 279 5th graders, examined the effects of high norms (HN) and low norms (LN) used as goals in a 2-week vocabulary learning task. Ss in the LN condition yielded significantly higher retention scores; performance and interest scores were not significantly different. These results were compared with those of a related experiment in an attempt to identify factors of goal-effectiveness. Hypotheses concerning the functions of goal remoteness, goal-ability discrepance, and goal specificity on academic performance are proposed. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City.
Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association convention, Chicago, Ill., April 3-7, 1972