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Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; McInerney, Dennis M.; Ali, Jinnat – Educational Psychology, 2014
Students' motivation is known to be influenced by both internally referenced and externally referenced factors. Internally referenced factors include self-processes (sense of competence and affect), whereas externally referenced factors include significant others (parents, peers and teachers). Using the Facilitating Conditions Questionnaire, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asians, Student Motivation, White Students
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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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Cheng, Rebecca Wing-yi; McInerney, Dennis M.; Mok, Magdalena Mo Ching – Educational Psychology, 2014
The big-fish-little-pond effect (BFLPE) posits that students with the same ability will have higher academic self-concepts when they are in low-ability classes than in high-ability classes. Our research puts the BFLPE under scrutiny by examining goal orientations as the moderators that may affect the size of the BFLPE. We collected data on…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Self Concept
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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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Dowson, Martin; McInerney, Dennis M. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2004
This article outlines the construction and validation of the Goal Orientation and Learning Strategies Survey (GOALS-S). This 84-item survey was designed to measure students' motivational goal orientations and their cognitive and metacognitive strategies. Results of first-order confirmatory factor analyses (CFAs) supported the factorial validity of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Goal Orientation, Surveys
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McInerney, Dennis M.; Dowson, Martin; Yeung, Alexander Seeshing – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2005
Elementary students (n = 277, in Grades 5-6) and high school students (n = 615, in Grades 7-12) responded to 26 items of McInerneys Facilitating Conditions Questionnaire (FCQ). Confirmatory factor analyses of the FCQ found seven distinct factors underlying these items. These were perceived value of schooling (Value), affect toward schooling…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Construct Validity, Motivation Techniques, Elementary School Students
Dowson, Martin; McInerney, Dennis M. – 1997
This paper outlines the development of a quantitative instrument designed to measure students' multiple achievement goals and key aspects of their cognitive engagement in Australian educational settings. The paper demonstrates the use of congeneric measurement models in assessing and improving the validity of the scales comprising the Goal…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Need, Cognitive Processes, Educational Objectives
McInerney, Valentina; Marsh, Herbert W.; McInerney, Dennis M. – 1998
This paper discusses the process through which a powerful multidimensional measure of affect and cognition in relation to adult learning of computing skills was derived from its early theoretical stages to its validation using structural equation modeling. The discussion emphasizes the importance of ensuring a strong substantive base from which to…
Descriptors: Adults, Cognitive Processes, Computer Anxiety, Computer Literacy