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King, Ronnel B.; McInerney, Dennis M.; Pitliya, Riddhi J. – Educational Psychology Review, 2018
Culture has mostly been neglected in mainstream¬†educational psychology research. In this paper, we argued for the need to cultivate a cultural imagination and provided seven key recommendations for conducting culturally imaginative research. We explained how these recommendations could prove useful in avoiding the two types of errors that trap…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Cultural Influences, Cultural Awareness, Psychologists
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Litalien, David; Morin, Alexandre J. S.; McInerney, Dennis M. – Developmental Psychology, 2017
Achievement goal theory has long been a dominant model in the study of student motivation. However, a relatively small number of researchers have investigated gender differences in achievement goals or have considered the possible role that social and extrinsic goals may play in student academic motivation. Adopting a person-centered multiple…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Gender Differences, Goal Orientation, Achievement
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King, Ronnel B.; McInerney, Dennis M.; Nasser, Ramzi – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
Goals are important predictors of key educational outcomes. However, most of the research on goal theory has been conducted in Western societies. In this study we examine how different types of goals (mastery, performance, social, and extrinsic) derived from personal investment theory are associated with key learning outcomes across nine cultural…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Predictor Variables, Theories, Cultural Differences