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Alivernini, Fabio; Manganelli, Sara; Lucidi, Fabio – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
This study examines the factor structures of Personal and Classroom Achievement Goals and the relationships between them. Multilevel structural equation modeling was used to examine data from a sample of 3,544 Italian 10th-grade students (184 classrooms) who completed the Patterns of Adaptive Learning Scales (PALS). Findings about the factor…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, Mastery Learning, Immigrants
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Kaur, Amrita; Noman, Mohammad; Awang-Hashim, Rosna – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2018
Students' perception of assessment methods plays a significant role in determining their effort towards learning and their assessment tasks. Similar to the role of goal orientation in predicting students' classroom learning, this study aims to examine how students' goal orientations influence their perception of classroom assessments. Using a…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Student Attitudes, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Poliandri, Donatella; Sette, Stefania; Vinci, Emanuela; Romiti, Sara – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
The present study analyzed the factor validity of the Patterns of Adaptive Learning Scale (PALS) to assess students' perceptions of mathematics classroom goal structures. Participants were N = 7,773 Italian students aged from 11 to 15 years (M = 11.97, SD = 0.50). The confirmatory factor analysis replicated a three-factor structure (i.e., mastery,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Student Attitudes
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Sideridis, Georgios D.; Stamovlasis, Dimitrios; Antoniou, Faye – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
The purpose of the present study was to examine the hypothesis that a nonlinear relationship exists between a performance-classroom climate and the reading achievement of adolescent students with learning disabilities (LD). Participants were 62 students with LD (Grades 5-9) from public elementary schools in northern Greece. Classroom climate was…
Descriptors: Mastery Learning, Reading Achievement, Goal Orientation, Learning Disabilities
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Watt, Helen M. G.; Carmichael, Colin; Callingham, Rosemary – School Psychology International, 2017
The Best Practice in Mathematics Education project was funded by the Australian Office of the Chief Scientist, to examine promotion of students' learning, engagement and aspirations in this core learning domain. We draw upon cross-sectional survey data from 551 students in grades three to nine to examine how students' mathematics engagement…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Mathematics Education, Best Practices, Foreign Countries
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Obergriesser, Stefanie; Stoeger, Heidrun – High Ability Studies, 2015
Research has shown that various individual factors play an important role in the underachievement of gifted students. Most often discussed as predictors of underachievement are motivation, learning behavior, and emotions. To examine which specific constructs from these fields simultaneously predict underachievement among gifted fourth graders,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Underachievement, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Luo, Wenshu; Lee, Kerry; Ng, Pak Tee; Ong, Joanne Xiao Wei – Educational Psychology, 2014
This study investigated the relationships of students' incremental beliefs of math ability to their achievement emotions, classroom engagement and math achievement. A sample of 273 secondary students in Singapore were administered measures of incremental beliefs of math ability, math enjoyment, pride, boredom and anxiety, as well as math classroom…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Ability, Mathematics Achievement, Correlation
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Daniels, Lia M.; Frenzel, Anne C.; Stupnisky, Robert H.; Stewart, Tara L.; Perry, Raymond P. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
Background and Aims: The literature documents fewer classroom mastery goal structures in secondary school compared to elementary. However, little is known about how personal achievement goals may influence classroom goal structures. This is especially true at the level of pre-service teachers. Our objective was to investigate if pre-service…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Preservice Teachers, Educational Objectives, Prediction
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Warburton, Victoria; Spray, Christopher – European Physical Education Review, 2014
We examined the utility of distinguishing between appearance- and competition-focused approach and avoidance performance goals to our understanding of motivation in physical education. Four achievement goals were tested composed of approach-avoidance and appearance-competition components. Three hundred and two pupils, aged 11-14 years, completed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competition, Performance, Physical Education
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Duchesne, Stephane; Ratelle, Catherine – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
Recent literature on the determinants of academic motivation has shown that parenting and emotions are central elements in understanding students' achievement goals. The authors of this study set out to examine the predictive relationship between parental behaviors during the last year of elementary school and adolescents' achievement goals at the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Elementary School Students, Emotional Problems, Structural Equation Models
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Shi, Yinghui; Peng, Changling; Yang, Harrison Hao; MacLeod, Jason – Open Learning, 2018
The study reported here examined college students' academic self-efficacy, 'academic press' and learning achievement, as well as the association between these three variables within learning contexts using interactive whiteboard-based instruction. A quasi-experimental study was conducted using a sample (n = 103) of first-year college students in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, College Students, Academic Achievement
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Gherasim, Loredana Ruxandra; Butnaru, Simona; Mairean, Cornelia – Educational Studies, 2013
This study investigated how gender shapes the relationships between classroom environment, achievement goals and maths performance. Seventh-grade students ("N"?=?498) from five urban secondary schools filled in achievement goal orientations and classroom environment scales at the beginning of the second semester. Maths performance was…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Mathematics Achievement, Classroom Environment, Urban Schools
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Daniels, Lia M.; Poth, Cheryl A. – Educational Psychology, 2017
The purpose of this paper was to examine the relationships between pre-service teachers' conceptions of assessment and their intended approaches to classroom instruction and assessment. We operationalised approaches to instruction and assessment according to Achievement Goal Theory, postulating that pre-service teachers approach instruction and…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Correlation
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Diseth, Åge; Samdal, Oddrun – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
The present study was aimed at investigating the relationships between students' perceived classroom achievement goals, school engagement and substance use in terms of smoking and drinking, and at investigating gender differences regarding these issues in a sample of 1,239 Norwegian 10th grade students. A multivariate analysis showed that…
Descriptors: Correlation, Student Attitudes, Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement
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Ng, Clarence – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
The present study aimed to examine distance learners' goal profiles and their contrasting patterns of learning and achievements at three different points during an academic year, i.e. in the beginning of the course in relation to learners' general orientations to learning, at the middle of the course in relation to learners' completion of an…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Student Characteristics, Adult Learning, Adult Students
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