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ERIC Number: EJ847454
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0196-5042
Examining the Relationship between School Administrators' Efficacy and Goal Orientations
McCollulm, Daniel L.; Kajs, Lawrence T.
Educational Research Quarterly, v32 n3 p29-46 Mar 2009
Motivation is a complex, multidimensional element needed for learning and performance. There are a multitude of theories of motivation in the literature. No one theory fully explicates motivation. To understand and make better use of the motivation construct, it is necessary to study multiple theories and multiple theoretical constructs that are a part of the broad entity that is motivation. In the present article, two theories of motivation were examined. They are self-efficacy and goal orientations. These theories and their associated constructs have been the subject of study in the domain of educational leadership development. Valid and reliable measures of these constructs for developing school administrators were previously created and were used in the present study. The results of this study, based in multiple regression analysis, indicate a clear relationship between school administrators' efficacy and school administrators' goal orientations. Overall, it appears that being an efficacious school administrator is largely tied to having a mastery goal orientation. An important question for future study arises from the present results--how do those preparing future school leaders promote mastery orientations? (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A