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ERIC Number: EJ1098413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1083-6470
Academic Identity Status, Goal Orientation, and Academic Achievement among High School Students
Hejazi, Elaheh; Lavasani, Masoud Gholamali; Amani, Habib; Was, Christopher A.
Journal of Research in Education, v22 n1 p291-320 Spr 2012
The aim of the present study was to determine the relationship between academic identity status, goal orientations and academic achievement. 301 first year high school students completed the Academic Identity Measure and Goal Orientation Questionnaire. The average of 10 exam scores in the final semester was used as an index of academic achievement. Results showed that academic identity status and goal orientations are related to academic achievement. Diffuse academic identity, mastery-approach goal orientation, and foreclosed academic identity explained the greatest amount of variance in academic achievement. Boys were more likely than girls to have identity diffuse, and mastery-avoidance goal, and girls have higher academic achievement scores than boys. In general, academic identity status and goal orientations accounted for variance on academic achievement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
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