ERIC Number: EJ1028443
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 120
Socially Oriented Motivational Goals and Academic Achievement: Similarities between Native and Anglo Americans
Ali, Jinnat; McInerney, Dennis M.; Craven, Rhonda G.; Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; King, Ronnel B.
Journal of Educational Research, v107 n2 p123-137 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 goal constructs (competition, social power, affiliation, and social concern) represented by 2 higher order factors (performance and social dimensions) were found to be invariant for two cultural groups of high school students in the United States: Navajo (n = 1,482) and Anglo (n = 803). The findings suggest that the effects of performance goals are relatively stronger, and are similarly strong cross-culturally. However, Navajo students were relatively lower in achievement scores and competition goals but higher in social concern.
Descriptors: Correlation, White Students, Navajo (Nation), American Indian Students, Cross Cultural Studies, Goal Orientation, High School Students, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Factor Analysis, Competition, Power Structure, Social Attitudes, Scores, Achievement Gap, Structural Equation Models, Measures (Individuals), Grade Point Average, Multivariate Analysis, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona