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ERIC Number: EJ794228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0959-4752
Achievement Goal Orientations and Subjective Well-Being: A Person-Centred Analysis
Tuominen-Soini, Heta; Salmela-Aro, Katariina; Niemivirta, Markku
Learning and Instruction, v18 n3 p251-266 Jun 2008
This study examined whether students with different achievement goal orientation profiles differ in terms of subjective well-being (i.e., self-esteem, depressive symptoms, school-related burnout, and educational goal appraisals). Six groups of students with unique motivational profiles were identified. Observed differences in subjective well-being indicated that goals related to self-improvement and growth were positively associated with various indices of well-being, whereas avoidance tendencies and concerns with validating or demonstrating one's competence were linked with different types of adjustment problems. Findings demonstrate the importance of including measures of well-being when evaluating the role of achievement goal orientations in learning and achievement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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