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ERIC Number: EJ1125282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1932-202X
The Intertwined Nature of Adolescents' Social and Academic Lives: Social and Academic Goal Orientations
Ben-Eliyahu, Adar; Linnenbrink-Garcia, Lisa; Putallaz, Martha
Journal of Advanced Academics, v28 n1 p66-93 Feb 2017
The relations of academic and social goal orientations to academic and social behaviors and self-concept were investigated among academically talented adolescents (N = 1,218) attending a mastery-oriented academic residential summer program. Results supported context effects in that academic mastery goal orientations predicted academic (in-class engagement, scholastic self-concept) and general outcomes (global self-worth self-concept) more than any other goal orientation. There were also gender differences such that academic mastery goal orientations predicted course performance and responsible classroom behavior only for girls, whereas for boys, academic mastery goal orientations were positively related to close friendship self-concept. The relation of social goal orientations to social outcomes also varied by gender. For instance, social development goal orientations were uniquely associated with social self-concept for girls, whereas there were some unique patterns regarding social demonstration-avoidance goal orientations for boys. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Patterns of Adaptive Learning Survey
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