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ERIC Number: EJ1223841
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0144-3410
Achievement Goal Pursuit during the Transition from Middle School to High School: Its Antecedents and Consequences from a Self-Determination Perspective
Cho, YoonJung; Kim, Minseong
Educational Psychology, v39 n8 p984-1004 2019
The purpose of the study was to investigate the longitudinal reciprocal relationship between achievement goals and self-determined motivation of students transitioning from middle school to high school. Participants were 3343 students from 9th to 11th grade. The overall results showed that varying degrees of self-determined motivation from middle school (9th grade) influenced the adoption of achievement goals in the first year of high school (10th grade) and the pursuit of achievement goal in the 10th grade influenced subsequent degrees of self-determined motivation in the 11th grade. One of the notable findings is that while the initial pursuit of mastery-approach goals might begin with various degrees of self-determined motivation, involvement in the pursuit of mastery-approach goals strengthened autonomous motivation while weakening controlled motivation. The current study consolidates the theoretical and practical utility of mastery-approach goals in strengthening intrinsic motivation and internalizing external values.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; High Schools; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 10; Grade 11
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea