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ERIC Number: EJ1167847
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Assessing Mathematics Classroom Goal Structures in a Sample of Italian Students during Sixth Grade
Poliandri, Donatella; Sette, Stefania; Vinci, Emanuela; Romiti, Sara
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v36 n2 p182-187 Mar 2018
The present study analyzed the factor validity of the Patterns of Adaptive Learning Scale (PALS) to assess students' perceptions of mathematics classroom goal structures. Participants were N = 7,773 Italian students aged from 11 to 15 years (M = 11.97, SD = 0.50). The confirmatory factor analysis replicated a three-factor structure (i.e., mastery, performance-avoidance, and performance-approach goals) of the scale. Multigroup confirmatory factor analyses supported configural, metric, and scalar measurement invariance of the scale across gender. Moreover, the students' mathematics achievement was positively related to mastery goals and negatively associated with performance-avoidance goals. The use of the scale may help teachers to understand the relations between classroom goal structures and mathematics achievement during middle school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Patterns of Adaptive Learning Survey
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