ERIC Number: EJ557099
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Achievement Motivation Goals in Relation to Academic Performance in Traditional and Nontraditional College Students.
Eppler, Marion; Harju, Beverly L.
Research in Higher Education, v38 n5 p557-73 Oct 1997
A study of the relationship between goal orientation and academic performance in 262 undergraduates, classified as traditional or nontraditional, found both groups rated themselves higher on learning goals than achievement goals, but nontraditional students endorsed learning goals more strongly. Goal orientations were a better predictor of academic success than traditional/nontraditional status. Groups differed inversely on variables related to achievement. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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