Antecedents and consequences of students' achievement goals : A mediation analysis

Dinger, Felix C. ; Dickhäuser, Oliver ; Spinath, Birgit ; Steinmayr, Ricarda

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Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2013
The title of a journal, publication series: Learning and Individual Differences
Volume: 28
Page range: 90-101
Place of publication: Amsterdam [u.a.]
Publishing house: Elsevier
ISSN: 1041-6080
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences- CDSS (Social Sciences)
School of Social Sciences > Pädagogische Psychologie (Dickhäuser)
Subject: 370 Education
Keywords (English): Achievement goals ; Implicit theory of intelligence ; Need for achievement ; Perceived competence ; Mediation
Abstract: The present study investigated the role that students' implicit theory of intelligence, achievement motives, and perceived competence jointly play as antecedents of their achievement goals and, as a consequence, of their intrinsic motivation and academic achievement. The sample consisted of 524 11th and 12th grade high-school students. Self-report measures were used to assess students' motivational characteristics and subsequent grade point average served as criterion for their academic achievement. Data were analyzed using structural equation modeling. Incremental theory and perceived competence predicted mastery goals. Hope of success, fear of failure, and perceived competence predicted performance-approach goals. Fear of failure, but neither entity theory nor perceived competence predicted performance-avoidance goals. Students' achievement goals predicted their intrinsic motivation and academic achievement. Mediation analyses revealed meaningful indirect effects of students' distal motivational dispositions on intrinsic motivation and academic achievement via achievement goals. Implications for achievement goal theory and future research are discussed.
Translation of the title: Vorläufer und Konsequenzen studentischer Leistungsziele : Eine Mediationsanalyse (German)

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