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ERIC Number: EJ792858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0196-5042
Goal Setting as Motivational Tool in Student's Self-Regulated Learning
Cheung, Eleanor
Educational Research Quarterly, v27 n3 p3-9 Mar 2004
The concept of management by objectives has long been used in business in enhancing good staff performance. There has been growing interest among teaching researchers in exploring the influence of goals within the academic field. Much of the early work in this area of motivational research has been done with children, rather than with college students. Only recently have the theories been extended to college classrooms. Goal setting can dramatically influence students' self-regulated learning (Pintrich, 1995) and motivation (Ames, 1992). In this study, the author explores whether goal setting can serve as an effective motivational tool in enhancing their self-regulated learning process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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