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ERIC Number: EJ1098427
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1083-6470
Examining the Relationships among Classroom Goal Structure, Achievement Goal Orientation, Motivation and Self-Regulated Learning for Ethnically Diverse Learners
Shannon, David; Salisbury-Glennon, Jill; Shores, Melanie
Journal of Research in Education, v22 n2 p136-168 Fall 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore the learning strategies used by ethnically diverse learners and to investigate the relationships among the constructs of classroom goal structure, achievement goal orientation, motivation and self-regulated learning in an ethnically diverse population of fourth and fifth grade learners (n = 396). Goal setting, environmental restructuring, and seeking assistance from adults were described most frequently by this sample of African American and Hispanic elementary students. Correlational analyses revealed moderate positive relationships among the constructs of classroom goal structure, achievement goal orientation, motivation, and self-regulated learning. Further analyses by means of structural equation modeling supported a model depicting positive relationships between classroom goal structure and achievement goal orientation, achievement goal orientation and motivation, and achievement goal orientation and self-regulated learning. Finally, Hispanic students reported higher levels of task structure and task orientation, compared to African American students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire; Patterns of Adaptive Learning Survey
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