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ERIC Number: EJ1002250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1446-5442
From Self-Theories of Intelligence to Academic Delay of Gratification: The Mediating Role of Achievement Goals
Abd-El-Fattah, Sabry M.; AL-Nabhani, Hilal Z.
Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, v12 p93-107 2012
This study examined the relationships among implicit self-theories, achievement goals, and academic delay of gratification. Do achievement goals mediate the relationship between implicit self-theories and academic delay of gratification? A sample of 195 Omani high school students rated themselves on three measures tapping these constructs. A path analysis showed that entity beliefs positively predicted performance-approach and performance-avoidance goals. Incremental beliefs positively predicted a mastery-approach goal. Incremental beliefs and entity beliefs positively and negatively, respectively, predicted academic delay of gratification. A mastery-approach positively predicted academic delay of gratification. Mastery-avoidance, performance-approach, and performance-avoidance negatively predicted academic delay of gratification. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
University of Newcastle. School of Education, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oman