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ERIC Number: EJ1082859
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
Exploring the Relationship between Goal Orientations for Teaching of Tertiary Teachers and Their Teaching Approaches in China
Han, Jiying; Yin, Hongbiao; Wang, Wenlan
Asia Pacific Education Review, v16 n4 p537-547 Dec 2015
This study addresses a paucity of research into teacher motivation in higher education by exploring the relationship between tertiary teachers' goal orientations for teaching and their approaches to teaching in China. A questionnaire gathered responses from 262 Chinese tertiary teachers, and the results showed these teachers reporting higher levels of relational and mastery goals for teaching and greater student-focused approach to teaching. Male teachers reported lower levels of ability-approach and mastery goals than female teachers, and teachers with no more than 5 years of teaching experience scored higher on both ability-approach and ability-avoidance goals than those with more than 15 years of teaching experience. The study also revealed that teachers' ability goals significantly predicted a teacher-focused approach to teaching, and mastery goals predicted a student-focused approach to teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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