ERIC Number: ED122960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Achievement Orientation and Intellectual-Academic Goal Approach Behavior in First-Grade Boys.
Arnold, Marjorie R.
This study was designed to identify the goal approach behaviors which distinguish first-graders with a successful achievement orientation from equally competent first-graders with an unsuccessful orientation. Based on scores of test anxiety and expectancy for success, 100 boys were designated either success-oriented or failure-threatened and then given seven intellectual-academic goal approach measures under high or low arousal conditions. Regardless of achievement orientation, boys under high arousal persisted longer at a difficult task than boys under low arousal. Measures of resistance to distraction and following instructions accounted for the majority of intercorrelations among the measures. (Author/JMB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)