ERIC Number: EJ1089092
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
Testing Multiple Goals Theory in an Asian Context: Filipino University Students' Motivation and Academic Achievement
Dela Rosa, Elmer D.; Bernardo, Allan B. I.
International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, v1 n1 p47-57 2013
Achievement goals research has focused on the importance of mastery relative to performance goals, but the multiple goals perspective asserts that performance goals also lead to positive outcomes and that learners adopt multiple goals in adaptive ways. However, this multiple-goals perspective has not been extensively studied in Asian students. The study examined the achievement goals, intrinsic motivation, effort, persistence, and achievement of 900 Filipino university students in an algebra class. Cluster analysis revealed 4 groups of students who adopted (a) predominantly performance goals, (b) predominantly mastery goals, (c) multiple goals, and (d) neither goal. Consistent with a multiple goals perspective, the results indicate that endorsement of multiple goals was associated with additive improvements in achievement and motivation.
Descriptors: Asians, Foreign Countries, Mastery Learning, Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, Student Motivation, College Students, Multivariate Analysis, Academic Persistence, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Standardized Tests, Mathematics Tests, Scores
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Philippines