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ERIC Number: EJ877238
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0196-5042
A Confirmatory Factor Analytic Study of the Goal Orientation Theory of Motivation in Educational Leadership
McCollum, Daniel L.; Kajs, Lawrence T.
Educational Research Quarterly, v33 n1 p3-17 Sep 2009
The goal orientation theory of motivation posits sets of beliefs people hold regarding their goals. The 2 x 2 model of goal orientations has received almost no attention in the domain of educational leadership. The present researchers used a confirmatory factor analysis to test a measure based on the hypothesized 2 x 2 model in educational leadership. The hypothesized model was confirmed. The goal orientation scale designed for school administrators has multiple practical uses including the preparation of school administrator candidates, the employment process of school leaders, and the professional development of practicing school administrators. (Contains 1 figure and 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 - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A