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Achievement goals

Murayama, K., Elliot, A. J. and Friedman, R. (2012) Achievement goals. In: Ryan, R. M. (ed.) The Oxford handbook of human motivation. Oxford library of psychology.. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 191-207. ISBN 9780195399820

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In this chapter, we describe the achievement goal construct's origin and highlight noteworthy developments in the literature. We then use this historical overview to provide the context for several key theoretical and empirical issues surrounding the current achievement goal approach, including the precise definition of achievement goals, the possible inclusion of additional goals into the achievement goal approach, the measurement of achievement goals, the debates surrounding performance-approach and performance-avoidance goals, contextual effects on achievement goals, and the consideration of methodological expansion. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)(chapter)

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Department of Psychology
Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Development
Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Social
ID Code:34839
Uncontrolled Keywords:achievement goals performance approach performance avoidance Human Goals Approach Avoidance Achievement Motivation Psychology: Professional & Research bookitem 2360:Motivation & Emotion
Publisher:Oxford University Press

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