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ERIC Number: EJ1007786
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1041-6080
Extending Antecedents of Achievement Goals: The Double-Edged Sword Effect of Social-Oriented Achievement Motive and Gender Differences
Nie, Youyan; Liem, Gregory Arief D.
Learning and Individual Differences, v23 p249-255 Feb 2013
Underpinned by the hierarchical model of approach and avoidance motivation, the study examined the differential relations of individual-oriented and social-oriented achievement motives to approach and avoidance achievement goals (mastery-approach, performance-approach, mastery-avoidance, performance-avoidance). A total of 570 Chinese high school students participated in this study. Path analysis was conducted and gender differences were also examined. The results from both boys and girls samples converged: individual-oriented achievement motive was a positive predictor of only the two approach goals, whereas social-oriented achievement motive was a positive predictor of both approach and avoidance goals. These findings hold important applied implications for parents and teachers in enhancing their children's/students' academic motivation. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China