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Title: Goal orientation and its impact on student affect: Some findings from a Singapore sample
Authors: Yip, Katherine
Keywords: Reward Structure
Achievement Motivation
Competitive reward structure and affect
Learning Goals
Issue Date: 1992
Citation: Singapore Journal of Education, 12(2), 88-92
Abstract: The effect of goal structure on motivation and achievement has been well documented in studies conducted amongst children in the west. The present study provides findings from older students aged (12 to 19) belonging to a multi-cultural Asian society. Students (N=1573) responded to a questionnaire designed to identify and evaluate psychological states; results showed that students in this sample expressed affect similar to that experienced by western counterparts given the same reward structure. In the context of this study it is largely competitive; hardly a classroom in Singapore is structured along the lines of a non-competitive, individualistic model.
ISSN: 0129-4776
Appears in Collections:Journal Articles - Singapore Journal of Education

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