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ERIC Number: EJ1147408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Relationships between Psychological Wellbeing of Thai College Students, Goal Orientations, and Gender
Sosik, John J.; Chun, Jae Uk; Koul, Ravinder
Psychology in the Schools, v54 n7 p703-717 Aug 2017
This paper examined the direct and interaction effects of students' learning and performance-avoidance goal orientations on their psychological wellbeing and a moderating role of students' gender in these relationships. Using 564 self-reports of freshman college students in a Thai university, we found students' psychological wellbeing to be positively related to their learning goal orientation and negatively related to their performance-avoidance goal orientation. Additionally, the negative relationship between students' performance-avoidance goal orientation and psychological wellbeing was stronger for men than women. Lastly, differences in students' psychological wellbeing between men and women became more pronounced with increases in learning goal orientation for students with low levels of performance-avoidance goal orientation, but not for students with high levels of performance-avoidance goal orientation. These findings were obtained after controlling for students' grade point average and academic program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Thailand
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