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King, Ronnel B.; McInerney, Dennis M. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Background: Goal theory research has mostly focused on the unidirectional effects of goals on learning strategies and academic achievement. Reciprocal relationships have mostly been neglected. Aims: The primary aim of this study was to examine the reciprocal relations and causal ordering of mastery goals, metacognitive strategy use, and academic…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement, Mastery Learning
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Brickman, Stephanie; McInerney, Dennis M.; Martin, Amy – Journal of American Indian Education, 2009
There is an extensive research history related to understanding how educational institutions can better serve the American Indian student. However, there is little research on how the sociocultural context shapes perceptions of the future and impacts student achievement. This study investigates who the sociocultural context of home and school…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Schools, American Indians, Metacognition
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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
McInerney, Dennis M., Ed.; Van Etten, Shawn, Ed. – 2002
This collection presents current thinking and research on the sociocultural influences in student motivation. After an introduction, "Bridging the Sociocultural Divide: An Encouragement for Researchers To Consider a Wheel of Research Perspective" (Shawn Van Etten and Dennis M. McInerney), the 14 papers include: (1) "The Self in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, American Indians, Black 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; McInerney, Dennis M. – 1998
This paper presents a model of how multimethod approaches to research can be used to understand and measure individual diversity in learning, cognitions, and affect. The paper demonstrates the value of gathering qualitative data to supplement quantitative findings from quasi-experimental research in relation to achievement outcomes, acquiring a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Computer Anxiety, Diversity (Student)
Dowson, Martin; McInerney, Dennis M. – 1998
The relationships between middle school students' multiple motivational goal orientations and their use of multiple cognitive and metacognitive strategies were studied with a focus on relations between these motivational and cognitive variables and students' academic achievement in two curriculum areas. Participants were 602 middle school students…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Processes, Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries
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McInerney, Valentina; McInerney, Dennis M.; Marsh, Herbert W. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1997
Two aptitude-treatment interaction studies involving 61 college students examined comparative effects of metacognitive strategy training in self-questioning within cooperative group learning and traditional direct instruction on the acquisition of computing competence, learning anxiety, and positive cognition. Results support including cooperative…
Descriptors: Adults, Aptitude, College Students, Competence