ERIC Number: EJ1018007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 108
Examining the Psychometric Properties of the Achievement Goals Questionnaire among Nigerian Preservice Mathematics and Science Teachers
Awofala, Adeneye O. A.; Arigbabu, Abayomi A.; Fatade, Alfred O.; Awofala, Awoyemi A.
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v11 n3 p743-770 Dec 2013
Introduction: The stability of the achievement goal orientation across different contexts has been a source of further research since the new millennium. Through theoretically-driven and empirically-based analyses, this study investigated the psychometric properties of the Elliot and McGregor 2x2 framework for achievement goal questionnaire within a communal context. Method: Based on classical test theory, the present study attempted to explore the stability of the 2x2 framework for Achievement Goal Questionnaire (AGQ) using exploratory factor analysis involving the principal components extraction with orthogonal and oblique rotations. Results: Results support the factor structure of the 2x2 achievement goal framework in the collectivist culture context. Discussion: The present study provides evidence that suggests that achievement goal construct as measured by AGQ, appears to be culturally and contextually invariant thus reinforcing the four-factor model namely mastery-approach, performance-approach, mastery-avoidance, and performance-avoidance in domain specific context. Future research should focus on determining the psychometric properties of the 2x2 achievement goals in Mathematics Education Questionnaire and Science Education Questionnaire using both the classical test theory and the modern item response theory to refute or generalize existing results.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries, Psychometrics, Test Theory, Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, Cultural Context, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Science Teachers, Student Attitudes, Multivariate Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria