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ERIC Number: EJ845260
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0255-7614
On the Value of Intrinsic Rather than Traditional Achievement Goals for Performing Artists: A Short-Term Prospective Study
Lacaille, Natalie; Koestner, Richard; Gaudreau, Patrick
International Journal of Music Education, v25 n3 p245-257 2007
Educational researchers have examined the effect of achievement goals on student performance, and suggest that both mastery goals and performance-approach goals are beneficial, whereas performance-avoidance goals are harmful. Recent research proposes that these results may not be generalized in the domain of music. The purpose of the present study was to examine the relation of performance approach, performance avoidance, mastery and intrinsic goals to the end-of-year public performance of 129 music, dance and acting conservatory students. Results demonstrated that both types of performance goals (approach and avoidance) were associated with negative emotional outcomes, and that only intrinsic goals were associated with positive performance and emotional outcomes. Mastery goals were unrelated to outcomes in this sample. Intrinsic goals associated with aesthetic expression and enjoyment seemed to be particularly helpful for performing artists. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada