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ERIC Number: EJ560303
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-0663
Avoiding the Demonstration of Lack of Ability: An Underexplored Aspect of Goal Theory.
Middleton, Michael J.; Midgley, Carol
Journal of Educational Psychology, v89 n4 p710-18 Dec 1997
A scale to assess the goal of avoiding the demonstration of lack of ability (performance-avoid) was included with scales assessing approach goals for 703 sixth graders. Performance-avoid scales negatively predicted academic efficacy and positively predicted avoiding seeking help and test anxiety. Implications for goal theory are discussed. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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