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Ortega-Maldonado, Alberto; Salanova, Marisa – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
This study explores the predictive relationships between psychological capital (PsyCap), meaning-focused coping, satisfaction and performance among undergraduate students. Six hundred and eighty two (n = 682) college students from 29 different academic programmes completed an academic well-being survey, which included measures of PsyCap, coping…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Well Being, Coping, Intervention
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Madjar, Nir; Chohat, Ronny – Educational Psychology, 2017
The current study aimed to explore the concept of transition self-efficacy, which is defined as individuals' subjective evaluation of their ability to execute the actions required for a successful transition from elementary to middle school. The study followed a sample of 128 sixth-grade students for 2 consecutive years (before and after the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Academic Ability, Self Concept
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Lou, Nigel Mantou; Noels, Kimberly A. – Modern Language Journal, 2017
Some people ascribe successful language learning to an innate aptitude that cannot be further developed, at least after a certain young age (i.e., an entity mindset), while other people believe that language learning ability can be improved (i.e., an incremental mindset). The purpose of this research is to (a) introduce the Language Mindsets…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Goal Orientation, Mastery Learning, College Students
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Sebanc, Anne M.; Guimond, Amy B.; Lutgen, Jeff – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
This study investigates whether friendship quality, academic achievement, and mastery goal orientation predict each other across the transition to middle school. Participants were 146 Latino students (75 girls) followed from the end of elementary school through the first year of middle school. Measures included positive and negative friendship…
Descriptors: Correlation, Middle School Students, Friendship, Path Analysis
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Yu, Kai; Martin, Andrew J. – Educational Psychology, 2014
Prior research has shown personal best (PB) goals to be significantly related to students' motivation, engagement and achievement. However, research thus far has investigated PB goals only among Western samples and it is unclear to what extent PB goals hold academic merit in the Asian context. It is also unclear whether PB goals explain variance…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, Mastery Learning, Middle School Students
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Ranellucci, John; Muis, Krista R.; Duffy, Melissa; Wang, Xihui; Sampasivam, Lavanya; Franco, Gina M. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
Background: Research is needed to explore conceptual change in relation to achievement goal orientations and depth of processing. Aims: To address this need, we examined relations between achievement goals, use of deep versus shallow processing strategies, and conceptual change learning using a think-aloud protocol. Sample and Method:…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement, Cognitive Processes, Protocol Analysis
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Bernacki, Matthew L.; Byrnes, James P.; Cromley, Jennifer G. – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2012
Studies examining students' achievement goals, cognitive engagement strategies and performance have found that achievement goals tend to predict classes of cognitive strategy use which predict performance on measures of learning. These studies have led to deeper theoretical understanding, but their reliance on self-report data limit the…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Notetaking, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement
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Kim, Jung-In; Chung, Hyewon – Learning and Individual Differences, 2012
Informed by achievement goal orientation and self-determination theories, we explored the role of cultural/contextual factors on Korean students' achievement motivation. Specifically, we examined the role of the Korean middle school students' family orientation as a mediator between their perceptions of parent goals or motivating styles and their…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, Learning Motivation
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Abd-El-Fattah, Sabry M.; AL-Nabhani, Hilal Z. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2012
This study examined the relationships among implicit self-theories, achievement goals, and academic delay of gratification. Do achievement goals mediate the relationship between implicit self-theories and academic delay of gratification? A sample of 195 Omani high school students rated themselves on three measures tapping these constructs. A path…
Descriptors: Path Analysis, Delay of Gratification, College Students, Intelligence
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Kleitman, Sabina; Gibson, Jennifer – Learning and Individual Differences, 2011
Metacognition is an integral component of a self-regulated approach to learning. The present study examined the relationships between academic self-efficacy and perceptions of one's own competence in memory and reasoning abilities, and their role in predicting the Self-confidence trait. The study also aimed to determine the role of key classroom…
Descriptors: College Students, Self Efficacy, Goal Orientation, Educational Practices
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Kim, Jung-In; Schallert, Diane L.; Kim, Myoungsook – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
Our goal was to identify how students' perceptions of their parents shape the kind and degree of motivational goal orientations that they adopt in their mathematics classroom, broadening the application of achievement goal orientation theory and self-determination theory to students in Korea. Two groups of students participated, one from a middle…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Goal Orientation, Student Motivation, Achievement Need
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Gonida, Eleftheria N.; Voulala, Katerina; Kiosseoglou, Grigoris – Learning and Individual Differences, 2009
The role of perceived school goal structures and parent goals in predicting adolescents' goal orientations and their behavioral and emotional engagement in the classroom was examined in the present study. Surveys were given to a sample of 271 seventh- and ninth-grade students. Path analyses showed that (a) perceived school mastery goal structures…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Parents, Academic Achievement, Grade 7