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ERIC Number: EJ792868
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0196-5042
Applying Goal Orientation Theory in an Exploration of Student Motivations in the Domain of Educational Leadership
McCollum, Daniel L.; Kajs, Lawrence T.
Educational Research Quarterly, v31 n1 p45-59 Sep 2007
The purpose of this article is to explore the motivation of graduate students in an educational leadership preparation program. Motivation is a key element for academic and professional success because without it little learning or performance takes place. The goal orientation theory of motivation was examined in the context of the educational leadership domain. To evaluate the psychometric properties of a measure of goal orientations of future educational leaders, a factor analysis was performed and internal consistency calculated. The scale presents good factorial and discriminant validity evidence and fair to good internal consistency evidence. Due to the lack of research regarding the assessment and development of goal orientations in the educational leadership domain, this study provides a basis for further research. (Contains 2 tables.)
Behavioral Research Press. Grambling State University, Math Department, P.O. Box 1191, Grambling, LA 71245. Tel: 318-274-2425; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A