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ERIC Number: ED402312
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Pages: 17
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Achievement Goal Orientations and Theories of Intelligence of Chinese Students in Hong Kong.
Hau, Kit-Tai; Wong, Chi-Lap
In the study of students' achievement behavior, it has been argued that learning goals that emphasize self-improvement rather than outperforming others are more desirable. This study examined how students' learning goal orientations were related to their theories of intelligence (e.g., whether intelligence is inborn). The subjects were 400 Chinese seventh graders in Hong Kong. Preliminary factor analyses revealed that students' theories of intelligence were multidimensional. In addition, students with stronger learning goals were more likely to believe that intelligence was malleable and task-specific. Implications for cross-cultural and developmental studies are discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 26 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong