ERIC Number: ED057404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Attitude, Self-Esteem, Achievement, and Goal-Setting Behavior Associated with Goal-Setting Conferences in Reading Skills. Report from the Project on Variables and Processes in Cognitive Learning.
Marliave, Richard Scott
Fourth grade students who had not previously mastered certain reading skills were classified according to level of previous reading achievement, and randomly assigned to 3 treatment groups: (1) goal-setting conference, where subjects met weekly with a monitor and chose goals for the coming week from a prepared list, receiving feedback and reinforcement related to their success in achieving those goals; (2) conference-only group who met with the monitor to review the experimental skills, but set no goals; and (3) the control group who had no conferences but received the same classroom instruction as the others. Attitude, self-esteem, and achievement were measured following 4 weeks of treatment, after which both the goal-setting and conference-only groups set goals. The results of the study were: (1) no significant differences were found for the effect of treatment; (2) previous level of achievement was significant in terms of attitude, self-esteem, achievement, and goal-setting behavior; and (3) there were no significant effects due to the interaction of treatment by previous level of achievement. (Author/KS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.