ERIC Number: ED251723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Performance Standards and Domains of College Students' Personal Accomplishments.
Gaeddert, William P.; And Others
A number of researchers have described individual differences in achievement goals and performance standards. To explore similarities and differences in these theories, and to provide an instrument to measure them, 273 female and 88 male college students responded to items designed to measure each of the dimensions defined by these theories. The instrument included a five-page Achievement Booklet and an eight-page Attitudes Booklet, comprised of 24 items of the Personal Attributes Questionnaire (PAQ) and the Work and Family Orientation Scale (WOFO). Factor analysis of the achievement orientation items revealed four factors: extrinsic standards, affiliative goals, intrinsic standards, and competitive goals. Correlations between responses on the achievement items and responses on PAQ and WOFO scores provided evidence for the convergent and divergent validity of the scales, e.g., the competitiveness goals scale was positively correlated with the PAQ-masculinity and WOFO-worker and WOFO-competitiveness scales; and the intrinsic standards scale was positively correlated with the PAQ-femininity scale. The findings indicate that the various theoretical dimensions of achievement can be interpreted by examining achievement goals and performance standards. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Extrinsic Motivation; Intrinsic Motivation
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (92nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 24-28, 1984).