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Article: Socializing achievement goal theory: The need for social goals

TitleSocializing achievement goal theory: The need for social goals
Authors
KeywordsSocial goals
Achievement goals
Socially-oriented achievement motivation
Cross-cultural motivation
Issue Date2012
PublisherSpringer (India) Private Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/psychology/journal/12646
Citation
Psychological Studies, 2012, v. 57 n. 1, p. 112-116 How to Cite?
AbstractCultures shape the types of goals that students pursue in the classroom. However, research in achievement goal theory seems to have neglected this cultural aspect with its exclusive focus on individualistically-based goals such as mastery and performance goals. This emphasis on mastery and performance goals may reflect Western individualist psychological thinking. Thus, social goals, which may be more salient in collectivist cultures, are relatively neglected. There is a dearth of studies investigating the role of social goals in academic motivation, and the few studies that did explore them are somewhat problematic. This paper reviews research done within the achievement goal theory, considers the need for more studies on social goals, and concludes with the argument that social goals are important in understanding student motivation especially in collectivist cultures.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/164710
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.122

 

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dc.contributor.authorKing, RBen_US
dc.contributor.authorWatkins, DAen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-20T08:08:07Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-20T08:08:07Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationPsychological Studies, 2012, v. 57 n. 1, p. 112-116en_US
dc.identifier.issn0033-2968en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/164710-
dc.description.abstractCultures shape the types of goals that students pursue in the classroom. However, research in achievement goal theory seems to have neglected this cultural aspect with its exclusive focus on individualistically-based goals such as mastery and performance goals. This emphasis on mastery and performance goals may reflect Western individualist psychological thinking. Thus, social goals, which may be more salient in collectivist cultures, are relatively neglected. There is a dearth of studies investigating the role of social goals in academic motivation, and the few studies that did explore them are somewhat problematic. This paper reviews research done within the achievement goal theory, considers the need for more studies on social goals, and concludes with the argument that social goals are important in understanding student motivation especially in collectivist cultures.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer (India) Private Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/psychology/journal/12646en_US
dc.relation.ispartofPsychological Studiesen_US
dc.rightsThe original publication is available at www.springerlink.comen_US
dc.subjectSocial goals-
dc.subjectAchievement goals-
dc.subjectSocially-oriented achievement motivation-
dc.subjectCross-cultural motivation-
dc.titleSocializing achievement goal theory: The need for social goalsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0033-2968&volume=57&spage=112&epage=116&date=2011&atitle=Socializing”+achievement+goal+theory:+The+case+for+social+goalsen_US
dc.identifier.emailKing, RB: ronnel.king@gmail.comen_US
dc.identifier.emailWatkins, DA: hrfewda@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s12646-011-0140-8-
dc.identifier.hkuros211021en_US
dc.identifier.volume57en_US
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage112en_US
dc.identifier.epage116en_US
dc.publisher.placeIndia-

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