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ERIC Number: ED452362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr-11
Pages: 55
Abstractor: N/A
The Relationship between Goal Orientation and the Calibration of Performance Expectations to Performance Feedback.
Wahlstrom, Darryl A.
A study investigated 210 secondary vocational/technical education students' cognitive, affective, and behavioral responses to a skill assessment process. Students received feedback on their skill strengths and weaknesses and those skills in which they over- or under-estimated their abilities. Results from hierarchical multiple regression indicated certain main effects. Students adopting mastery goals held adaptive motivational beliefs, including high levels of self-efficacy and feedback seeking intentions. Students oriented toward performance-approach goals also held higher levels of self-efficacy. Performance-avoidant goals were not predictive of students' post-assessment motivation. Structural equation models indicated that both calibration accuracy and utility mediate these relationships, depending on the skill set investigated. (Appendixes include 4 figures, 5 tables, and 121 references.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Seattle, WA, April 10-14, 2001).