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ERIC Number: EJ846586
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1056-7879
Adaptation of the Patterns of Adaptive Learning Scales (PALS) to Turkish Students: Factorial Validity and Reliability
Cikrikci-Demirtash, R. Nukhet
International Journal of Educational Reform, v14 n2 p173-191 Spr 2005
The study presented in this article was conducted to determine psychometric features of scales for Turkish students by adapting the Patterns of Adaptive Learning Scales (PALS) developed by Midgley and others (2000) to the Turkish language in order to measure personal and classroom goal orientations. The scales were developed to test goal-orientation theory by examining relationships between students' motivations, affections, behaviors, and learning environments; and to determine interpersonal differences concerning that quality. Student scales measure: (1) personal achievement-goal orientations; (2) a teacher's perceptions of his or her goals; (3) perceptions of the goal structures in the classroom; (4) achievement-related beliefs, attitudes, and strategies; and (5) perceptions regarding parents and home life. Based on some research findings, the scales were structured to measure mastery and performance goals in relation to adaptive or maladaptive learning patterns. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey