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dc.contributor.authorHunt, Susan R
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-12T01:33:45Z
dc.date.available2019-04-12T01:33:45Z
dc.date.issued1989
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/14506
dc.description.abstractStudents' motivational goals, perceived ability, and beliefs about the purpose of school were investigated by questionnaire. 450 Form Five students participated in the study. The extent to which students differentiate between motivational goals was examined. Predictions were made regarding the relationships between motivational goals and students' perceived ability and beliefs about the purpose of school. It was found that students did not clearly distinguish between 'task', 'ego', and 'work avoidance' motivational goals. However, when these goals were considered separately they were found to be related to students' perceived ability and beliefs about the purpose of school. Predictions regarding subject - specificity of perceived ability were supported, but predictions of ethnic differences in perceived ability were not. There were slight gender differences in perceived ability and beliefs about the purpose of school. The findings were discussed in terms of their relationship to other studies, and the implications for past and future methods of studying motivational goals.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectHigh school studentsen_US
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_US
dc.subjectPsychologyen_US
dc.titleMotivational goals, perceived ability, and the purpose of school : a study of form five students : a thesis presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in psychology at Massey Universityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M. A.)en_US


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