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King, Ronnel B.; McInerney, Dennis M. – Educational Psychologist, 2014
Culture influences basic motivational processes; however, Western theories of achievement motivation seem to have neglected the role of culture. They are inadequate when trying to explain student motivation and engagement across a wide range of cultural groups because they may not have the conceptual tools needed to handle culturally relevant…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Cultural Influences, Educational Theories, Educational Psychology
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King, Ronnel B.; McInerney, Dennis M.; Watkins, David A. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
Achievement goal theorists have mostly focused on the role of mastery and performance goals in the school setting with little attention being paid to social goals. The aim of this study was to explore the role of social goals in influencing educational outcomes in two collectivist cultures: Hong Kong and the Philippines. Results showed that social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Collectivism, Social Influences, Goal Orientation
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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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King, Ronnel B.; McInerney, Dennis M.; Watkins, David A. – Learning and Individual Differences, 2012
Research on implicit theories of intelligence and academic emotions have proceeded in parallel with little cross-over of ideas. This study aims to examine the potential synergies that may exist between these two strands of research by examining whether implicit theories of intelligence can function as a predictor of academic emotions when situated…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Secondary School Students, Role, Theories