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ERIC Number: EJ763521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
Adolescents' Goal Orientations in Society and the Educational Context: A Dutch-Swedish Comparative Study
Giota, Joanna
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v51 n1 p41-62 Feb 2007
The purpose of this article is to examine whether 13-year-old pupils in Sweden and the Netherlands have similar or different goal orientations for going to school and learning. For this purpose a cross-national comparative study was conducted involving 717 Dutch and 7391 Swedish pupils. The findings suggest that while goal orientations--constituted by different types of subgoals--seem to be culturally independent, the contents of these orientations are not. The results also suggest that there are considerable differences between the Dutch and Swedish education systems and the way Dutch and Swedish pupils perceive similar aspects of the educational process. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands; Sweden