Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/14359
Title: Achievement goals, implicit theories and behavioral regulation among polytechnic engineering students
Authors: Wang, John C. K.
Liu, Woon Chia
Chye, Stefanie Yen Leng
Keywords: Cluster analysis
Motivation
Implicit theories
Self-determination theory
Achievement goals
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: Wang, J. C. K., Liu, W. C., & Chye, S. Y. L. (2010). Achievement goals, implicit theories and behavioral regulation among polytechnic engineering students. International Journal of Research and Review, 5(2), 1-17.
Abstract: This study examined the relationships between the approach-avoidance dimension, as well as the mastery-performance dimension of achievement goals, implicit theory of intelligence, and behavioral regulations among engineering students in a polytechnic in the academic domain. Polytechnic students (n = 1359) from Singapore participated in the survey. They were assessed on achievement goal orientations, implicit beliefs, behavioral regulations, values, effort and enjoyment towards their course of study using questionnaires. Cluster analysis was conducted and the results showed that five distinct clusters could differentiate the students in terms of their achievement goals profiles. Follow-up tests between the clusters showed that the five clusters had differing psychological characteristics, and differing values, effort, and enjoyment towards their course of study. Taken together, the present study offers some insights into intraindividual‟s differences in achievement goals and its impact and offers some useful implications for interventions.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/14359
ISSN: 2094-1420
Appears in Collections:Journal Articles

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
TIJRR-5-2-1.pdf334.3 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
Show full item record

Page view(s) 20

53
checked on Sep 25, 2017

Download(s) 10

120
checked on Sep 25, 2017