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Lee, Jeesoo; Bong, Mimi; Kim, Sung-il – Educational Psychology, 2014
We tested the interaction between task value and self-efficacy on defensive pessimism, academic cheating, procrastination and self-handicapping among 574 Korean 11th graders in the context of English as a foreign language. We hypothesised that perceiving high value in tasks or domains for which self-efficacy was low would pose a threat to…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Task Analysis
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Tas, Yasemin; Tekkaya, Ceren – Journal of Experimental Education, 2010
The authors conducted a correlational study to investigate the relations among seventh-grade Turkish students' cheating behavior, academic self-efficacy beliefs, usage of self-handicapping strategies, personal goal orientations, and classroom goal structures specific to the science domain. The Patterns of Adaptive Learning Scales was administered…
Descriptors: Cheating, Self Efficacy, Goal Orientation, Ethics
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Ferguson, Janet M.; Dorman, Jeffrey – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2002
Asserts that self-handicapping students protect their self-images by deliberately not trying to achieve for fear of trying hard, failing anyway, and appearing "dumb." Surveys of high school students examined three areas of students' perceptions (self-handicapping, academic self-efficacy, and classroom environment). The correlation…
Descriptors: Education, High School Students, Self Efficacy
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Buckner, Ellen; Shores, Melanie; Sloane, Michael; Dantzler, John; Shields, Catherine; Shader, Karen; Newcomer, Bradley – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2016
The purpose of this study was to apply several measures of learning and engagement to a comparable cohort of honors and non-honors students in order to generate a preliminary model of student engagement. Specific purposes were the following: (1) to determine the feasibility for use of several measures of student characteristics that may affect…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Student Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics, Comparative Analysis
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Thompson, Ted; Dinnel, Dale L. – Educational Psychology, 2007
Self-worth protective students characteristically perform poorly when they anticipate that poor performance is likely to reveal low ability, yet perform well in situations that involve little threat to self-worth. The present study sought a further understanding of this variable pattern of achievement, assessing two possibilities: (1) that the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Undergraduate Students, Anxiety, Self Esteem
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De Castella, Krista; Byrne, Donald – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2015
The belief that intelligence is malleable has important consequences for achievement and motivation (Blackwell et al. "Child Development," v78, p246-263. 2007; Dweck, 1999; Robins & Pals, "Self and Identity," v1, p313-336, 2002). However, believing that it is possible to improve intelligence does not necessarily mean…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intelligence, Self Esteem, Intelligence Tests
Mesa, Vilma – Online Submission, 2011
This study reports findings regarding the application of a survey of achievement goal orientations to a sample of mathematics 777 students enrolled in remedial and college mathematics courses at a community college. The survey was based on the Patterns of Adaptive Learning Scales [PALS] and it included questions from the Views About Mathematics…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Community Colleges, Goal Orientation, Learning Motivation
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Mesa, Vilma – Community College Review, 2012
This study reports on the results of a survey of achievement goal orientations administered to a sample of 777 students enrolled in remedial and college-level mathematics courses at a community college. Results indicate that students' achievement goal orientations are consistent with adaptive learning patterns: Students are interested in…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Goal Orientation, Learning Motivation, Mathematics Achievement
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Urdan, Tim – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2004
The purposes of this study were to examine the predictors and achievement consequences of academic self-handicapping and to explore cultural variations in the pursuit and effects of performance goals and perceived classroom performance goal structures. Data were collected in 2 consecutive academic years from a diverse sample of high school…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement, English (Second Language)
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Senko, Corwin; Tropiano, Katie L. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Achievement goal theory (Dweck, 1986) initially characterized mastery goals and performance goals as opposites in a good-bad dualism of student motivation. A later revision (Harackiewicz, Barron, & Elliot, 1998) contended that both goals can provide benefits and be pursued together. Perhaps both frameworks are correct: Their contrasting views…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Goal Orientation, Guidelines, Outcomes of Education
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Dorman, Jeffrey P.; Adams, Joan E.; Ferguson, Janet M. – Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 2002
Presents an investigation of the relationship between classroom environment and self-handicapping in Australian, Canadian, and British secondary schools. Explores student perceptions of classroom environment, self-handicapping, and academic efficacy. Reports that classroom environment scales accounted for variance in self-handicapping beyond what…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Classroom Environment, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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Martin, Andrew J.; Marsh, Herbert W.; Williamson, Alan; Debus, Raymond L. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2003
Interviews with university students selected as high or low in either self-handicapping or defensive pessimism identified personal perspectives on the nature of self-handicapping and defensive pessimism, the perceived reasons why they engage in these strategies and the perceived advantages that follow from them, and the extent to which ego goals…
Descriptors: College Students, Defense Mechanisms, Foreign Countries, Goal Orientation
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Martin, Andrew J. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2011
In the context of 7,637 high school students, the present study explored an hypothesized formulation of academic courage (defined as perseverance in the face of academic difficulty and fear) and its role in predicting academic performance (literacy and arithmetic) and various academic engagement measures (planning, task management,…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement, Fear
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Martin, Andrew J. – School Psychology International, 2013
Academic buoyancy has been defined as a capacity to overcome setbacks, challenges, and difficulties that are part of everyday academic life. Academic resilience has been defined as a capacity to overcome acute and/or chronic adversity that is seen as a major threat to a student's educational development. This study is the first to examine the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, High School Students, Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology)
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Ommundsen, Yngvar; Haugen, Richard; Lund, Thorleif – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2005
The purpose of the present study is to explore how academic self-concept and implicit theories of ability are related to four self-regulation strategies--motivation/diligence, concentration, information processing, and self-handicapping. The hypothesis is that academic self-concept and an incremental theory of ability are (1) positively related to…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Multiple Regression Analysis, Academic Ability, Self Management
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