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Martin, Andrew J.; Yu, Kai; Ginns, Paul; Papworth, Brad – Educational Psychology, 2017
We investigated academic buoyancy (a response to challenge) and adaptability (a response to change) among a sample of 12-16-year-olds in China (N = 3617) compared with same-aged youth from North America (N = 989) and the United Kingdom (UK; N = 1182). We found that Chinese students reported higher mean levels of buoyancy and adaptability. We also…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Correlation
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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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Martin, Andrew J.; Elliot, Andrew J. – Educational Psychology, 2016
This study assessed the role of prior personal best goals in predicting subsequent academic motivation and engagement. A total of 1160 high school students participated in a longitudinal survey study exploring the extent to which personal best and mastery and performance (dichotomous) achievement goals predict students' academic motivation and…
Descriptors: Role, Achievement Need, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation
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Peng, Shu-Ling; Cherng, Biing-Lin; Chen, Hsueh-Chih – Educational Psychology, 2013
Previous studies have indicated that situational factors can influence students' creativity. However, no studies have specifically examined the relationship between classroom goal structures and student creativity during real classroom activities. For this study, we recruited 232 seventh-grade students from Taipei City and randomly divided them…
Descriptors: Creativity, Junior High School Students, Foreign Countries, Classroom Techniques