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ERIC Number: EJ1074076
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1696-2095
The Achievement Goal Questionnaire-Revised for Thai College Students and Asian Context
Ratsameemonthon, L.
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v31 n2 p369-386 Sep 2015
Introduction: The four dimensions (2x2) of achievement goal are the latest versión of achievement goal questionnaire to explain reasons or purposes of individuals pursuing their goal. In Thailand the 2x2 framework of achievement goal questionnaire to examine a student's achievement goal in the Thai Language version may not have been sufficiently researched. Therefore, it is necessary to develop achievement goal in the Thai version to assess students' achievement goal in order to investigate how they utilize their achievement goal to achieve in their academic performance as well as to examine whether an achievement goal assessment developed from Western perspective could apply in Thai context. Method: The Thai version of AGQ-R was administered to 988 students from three selected universities located in Songkhla province Thailand. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was used to explain a common relationship of each variable, whereas, CFA was used to confirm the factor structure identified via EFA. Results: The result of exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) confirmed the four-factor structure of the Thai version of AGQ-R appeared to be the same as that of the original scale. The translated Thai version of AGQ-R demonstrated acceptable reliability and validity. Discussion and conclusion: Theoretical perspective advocated a separation of the four-factor structure of achievement goal and could bridge the cultural gap of people living in different cultures having the same factor structural domain of achievement goal. Future research should be replicated with other academic years or with other educational levels or other locations to increase validity and reliability of this assessment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Thailand
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