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ERIC Number: EJ1165387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
Singapore Primary Students' Pursuit of Multiple Achievement Goals: A Latent Profile Analysis
Ning, Hoi Kwan
Journal of Early Adolescence, v38 n2 p220-237 Feb 2018
Based on measures of approach and avoidance mastery and performance goals delineated in the 2 × 2 achievement goal framework, this study utilized a person-centered approach to examine Singapore primary students' (N = 819) multiple goals pursuit in the general school context. Latent profile analysis identified six types of students with distinct patterns of achievement goal motivation: "high goal-oriented" (strong multiple goals), "average goal-oriented" (moderate multiple goals), "low goal-oriented" (weak multiple goals), "performance and approach-oriented" (high mastery- and performance-approach, high performance-avoidance, low mastery-avoidance), "approach-oriented" (high mastery- and performance-approach, low mastery- and performance-avoidance), and "mastery-oriented" (moderate mastery-approach and mastery-avoidance, low performance-approach and performance-avoidance). Significant profile differences were detected in various measures of deep and surface learning strategies, metacognitive strategies, and mathematics test performance. The "high goal-oriented" profile appeared to be the most adaptive in relation to these learning outcomes, followed by the "performance and approach-oriented," the "mastery-oriented," and the "approach-oriented" profiles.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore
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