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ERIC Number: EJ1062856
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
The Role of Achievement Motivations and Achievement Goals in Taiwanese College Students' Cognitive and Psychological Outcomes
Chen, Su-Yen; Lu, Luo
Journal of College Student Development, v56 n4 p397-412 May 2015
This study explores how motivational factors are associated with Taiwanese college students' cognitive, personal, and social development by incorporating both relatively global, static self-attributes, such as social-oriented achievement motivation and individual-oriented achievement motivation, which are considered to be culturally balanced conceptions of achievement motivation for Chinese people, and more domain-specific self-attributes, such as achievement goals, which are widely adopted internationally. The findings suggest that institutions can encourage students to set their own motivational goals, rather than adopting goals set by the family or the clan, and to focus on self-referenced competence development and personal improvement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan