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ERIC Number: EJ1010497
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0305-5698
Are Teachers' Psychological Control, Autonomy Support and Autonomy Suppression Associated with Students' Goals?
Madjar, Nir; Nave, Adi; Hen, Shiran
Educational Studies, v39 n1 p43-55 2013
This study investigated associations between student-perceived teacher behaviours and students' personal goal orientations. Thus, the study applied theoretical concepts from self-determination theory and parenting style in an attempt to enhance understanding of additional environmental characteristics possibly affecting personal goal orientation. Moreover, it examined psychological control in a classroom context, whereas it was previously investigated mainly within parent-child relationships. Junior-high school students ("n"?=?191) completed questionnaires to reveal their perceptions of teacher practices and their own personal goals. The distinction between teachers' psychological control and autonomy suppression was supported by confirmatory factor analysis; however, they were highly correlated. When regarded as two dimensions of teachers' compelling behaviours, they associated positively with performance-approach and performance-avoidance goals and negatively with mastery goals. Teachers are advised to avoid various compelling practices. (Contains 2 figures, 3 tables, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A