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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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Mok, Magdalena M. C.; McInerney, Dennis M.; Zhu, Jinxin; Or, Anthony – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Background: A number of methods to investigate growth have been reported in the literature, including hierarchical linear modelling (HLM), latent growth modelling (LGM), and multidimensional scaling applied to longitudinal profile analysis (LPAMS). Aims: This study aimed at modelling the mathematics growth of students over a span of 6¬†years from…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Gains, Longitudinal Studies, Grade 3
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King, Ronnel Bornasal; McInerney, Dennis M.; Watkins, David A. – Educational Psychology, 2012
Much of the research on achievement goal theory has focused on the roles of mastery and performance goals in academic engagement, thus the role of other goals such as social goals has mostly been neglected. The aim of this research was to investigate the effects of different kinds of social goals (affiliation, approval, concern, responsibility and…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, High School Students, Academic Achievement, Mastery Learning
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Ali, Jinnat; McInerney, Dennis M.; Craven, Rhonda G.; Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; King, Ronnel B. – Journal of Educational Research, 2014
The authors examined the relations between two socially oriented dimensions of student motivation and academic achievement of Native (Navajo) American and Anglo American students. Using confirmatory factor analysis, a multidimensional and hierarchical model was found to explain the relations between performance and social goals. Four first-order…
Descriptors: Correlation, White Students, Navajo (Nation), American Indian Students
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Suliman, Rosemary; McInerney, Dennis M. – Australian Journal of Education, 2006
There is a general belief that Lebanese-background students in Australia do not usually perform well at school. This study examines the school achievement of Lebanese-background students and the major motivational factors related to their achievement. A total of 271 Year Nine students (117 Lebanese-background and 154 non-Lebanese background) in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Recognition (Achievement), Foreign Countries, Cultural Background
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McInerney, Dennis M.; Ali, Jinnat – Educational Psychology, 2006
This study examines the multidimensional and hierarchical structure of achievement goal orientation measured by the Inventory of School Motivation. The instrument consists of eight different scales with 43 survey items (ranging from three to seven items each). Each scale reflects one of eight specific dimensions: task, effort, competition, social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Goal Orientation, Student Motivation, Cross Cultural Studies
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Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; McInerney, Dennis M. – Educational Psychology, 2005
Students from a school in Hong Kong (n = 199) responded to 22 items asking about their school motivation and aspirations in a survey. Structural equation models found four school motivation factors consistent with the task, effort, competition, and praise scales of the Inventory of School Motivation, one education aspiration factor, one career…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Statistical Analysis, Structural Equation Models
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Martin, Andrew J.; Marsh, Herbert W.; McInerney, Dennis M.; Green, Jasmine; Dowson, Martin – Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 2007
The aim of the present study was to better understand the combined and unique effects of teacher-student and parent-child relationships in students' achievement motivation and self-esteem. Participants were 3450 high school students administered items assessing their interpersonal relationships, academic motivation and engagement, academic…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship, Gender Differences, Age Differences
Barnes, Geoffrey; McInerney, Dennis M.; Marsh, Herbert W. – Australian Educational Researcher, 2005
In many countries there remain substantial sex differences in enrolments in elective science courses, despite concerted efforts in recent years to alleviate them. This paper explores the reasons for these differences by comparing models of male and female enrolment intentions in elective courses in biology, chemistry and physics. The models are…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Intention, Models, Elective Courses