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ERIC Number: EJ934121
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Achievement Goals for Teaching and Teachers' Reference Norms: Relations with Instructional Practices
Retelsdorf, Jan; Gunther, Catharina
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v27 n7 p1111-1119 Oct 2011
This study is connected to recent research that introduced achievement goal theory as a framework for research on teacher motivation. We aimed at investigating teachers' goals' indirect effects on their instructional practices through their reference norms. Drawing on a sample of 206 teachers, structural equation modeling revealed that mastery orientation was connected to more adaptive forms of reference norms and instruction, whereas less adaptive patterns were recorded for ability-approach orientation, ability-avoidance orientation, and work avoidance. Thus, school should not only focus on the enhancement of students' mastery goals but also on fostering teachers' mastery goals. (Contains 2 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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