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ERIC Number: EJ915676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0959-4752
The Influence of Achievement Goals and Social Goals on Help-Seeking from Peers in an Academic Context
Roussel, Peggy; Elliot, Andrew J.; Feltman, Roger
Learning and Instruction, v21 n3 p394-402 Jun 2011
The influence of achievement goals and social goals on help-seeking from peers in an academic context was examined in two studies. A total of 551 high school students participated in the two studies. The results across the studies demonstrated strong convergence, revealing that mastery-approach, mastery-avoidance, and friendship-approach goals were positive predictors of instrumental help-seeking, whereas performance-avoidance and friendship-avoidance goals were negative predictors. Study 2 additionally demonstrated that attitudes toward help-seeking mediate the influence of achievement and social goals on instrumental help-seeking. These results add to the body of work investigating achievement and social motivation together to more fully understand motivational influences on academic outcomes. (Contains 2 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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