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On the measurement of achievement goals: critique, illustration, and application

Elliot, A. J. and Murayama, K. (2008) On the measurement of achievement goals: critique, illustration, and application. Journal of Educational Psychology, 100 (3). pp. 613-628. ISSN 0022-0663

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1037/0022-0663.100.3.613

Abstract/Summary

The authors identified several specific problems with the measurement of achievement goals in the current literature and illustrated these problems, focusing primarily on A. J. Elliot and H. A. McGregor's (2001) Achievement Goal Questionnaire (AGQ). They attended to these problems by creating the AGQ-Revised and conducting a study that examined the measure's structural validity and predictive utility with 229 (76 male, 150 female, 3 unspecified) undergraduates. The hypothesized factor and dimensional structures of the measure were confirmed and shown to be superior to a host of alternatives. The predictions were nearly uniformly supported with regard to both the antecedents (need for achievement and fear of failure) and consequences (intrinsic motivation and exam performance) of the 4 achievement goals. In discussing their work, the authors highlight the importance and value of additional precision in the area of achievement goal measurement. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)(journal abstract)

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Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Department of Psychology
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Development
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Social
ID Code:34827
Uncontrolled Keywords:goal performance mastery approach avoidance achievement goal measurement Achievement Goal Questionnaire validity & predictive utility Human Male Female Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Personality Research Form--Achievement Motive subscale Performance Failure Appraisal Inventory Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding Achievement Goal Questionnaire–Revised Empirical Study Quantitative Study Goals Test Reliability Measurement Questionnaires Test Validity Test Construction Achievement US article 2223:Personality Scales & Inventories 3120:Personality Traits & Processes
Publisher:American Psychological Association

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