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International Journal of Educational Research

Volume 39, Number 4

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Number of articles: 10

  1. Current issues in achievement goal theory and research

    Paul R. Pintrich, AnneMarie M. Conley & Toni M. Kempler

    This article focuses on three general areas of research on achievement goal theory, including the definition and role of achievement goals, the role of contextual goals and factors, and the... More

    pp. 319-337

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  2. Performance-approach goals: good or bad forms of regulation?

    Andrew J. Elliot & Arlen C. Moller

    At present, there is disagreement among achievement goal theorists regarding the beneficial or inimical nature of performance-approach goals. This article evaluates performance-approach goals using... More

    pp. 339-356

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  3. Revisiting the benefits of performance-approach goals in the college classroom: exploring the role of goals in advanced college courses

    Kenneth E. Barron & Judith M. Harackiewicz

    In our previous work documenting benefits of both mastery and performance-approach goals, we assessed achievement goals for a particular type of student (specifically, the college student) in a... More

    pp. 357-374

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  4. The importance of emotion in theories of motivation: empirical, methodological, and theoretical considerations from a goal theory perspective

    Julianne C. Turner, Debra K Meyer & Amy Schweinle

    Despite its importance to educational psychology, prominent theories of motivation have mostly ignored emotion. In this paper, we review theoretical conceptions of the relation between motivation... More

    pp. 375-393

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  5. Congruence between students’ and teachers’ goals: implications for social and academic motivation

    Christopher Spera & Kathryn R. Wentzel

    This study examined student–teacher goal congruence and its relation to social and academic motivation. Based on a sample of 97 ninth-graders, high levels of goal congruence for each of the four... More

    pp. 395-413

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  6. Correlates of achievement goal orientations in physical education

    Joan L. Duda & Nikos Ntoumanis

    Achievement goal theory suggests that the motivational processes operating in achievement settings such as PE are dependent on the achievement goals manifested in that setting. In this paper,... More

    pp. 415-436

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  7. Achievement goal orientations in writing:a developmental perspective

    Frank Pajares & Yuk F. Cheong

    This study provides a developmental perspective on achievement goal orientations in writing using data obtained from 1266 students ranging in age from 9 to 17. The strength of task goal orientation... More

    pp. 437-455

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  8. Relations of learner-centered teaching practices to adolescents’ achievement goals

    Judith L. Meece, Phillip Herman & Barbara L. McCombs

    The present study used an achievement goal framework to examine the utility of learner centered teaching practices for improving the academic engagement and achievement of adolescents (using a... More

    pp. 457-475

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  9. Goal orientation and reading comprehension strategy use among students with and without reading difficulties

    George Botsas & Susana Padeliadu

    Our aim in this paper was to provide an analysis of goal orientation parameters with respect to reading comprehension strategy use for students with and without reading difficulties (RD). Non-RD... More

    pp. 477-495

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  10. On the origins of helpless behavior of students with learning disabilities: avoidance motivation?

    Georgios D. Sideridis

    The purpose of the present study was to examine the presence of helplessness in students with learning difficulties (LD), and evaluate the role of goal orientations as antecedents of helplessness, ... More

    pp. 497-517

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