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ERIC Number: EJ757296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0361-476X
Academic Goal Orientations, Multiple Goal Profiles, and Friendship Intimacy among Early Adolescents
Levy-Tossman, Inbal; Kaplan, Avi; Assor, Avi
Contemporary Educational Psychology, v32 n2 p231-252 Apr 2007
This study investigated the relations between early adolescents' academic motivational orientations and an aspect of quality of friendship: intimacy. Two-hundred and three Jewish-Israeli seventh grade students responded to surveys asking them about their academic achievement goals and about characteristics of their friendships. Variable-centered regression analyses suggested that mastery goals were positively associated with mutual sharing of difficulties, trust, and adaptive social problem-solving between friends, whereas performance-approach goals were negatively associated with intimacy friendship. Moreover, both performance-approach and performance-avoidance goals were associated with mistrust, inconsideration, and tension between friends. A person-centered analysis, employing cluster analysis, suggested that profiles with a higher level of mastery goals relative to both types of performance goals were associated with less mistrust among friends in comparison with profiles with a higher level of performance goals relative to mastery goals. The findings point to the connection between academic motivation and social relationships in school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 7; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel