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dc.titleTowards a Better Understanding of Goal Orientations
dc.contributor.authorCHO PEI HWA, PETRINA
dc.identifier.citationCHO PEI HWA, PETRINA (2010-01-07). Towards a Better Understanding of Goal Orientations. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.description.abstractThe present research comprises three studies with the overarching aim of developing a motivation questionnaire. The theoretical backbone of this questionnaire is the 3-factor model consisting of mastery goal, performance goal and surface goal. Undergraduate students were sampled. In study 1, participants¿ responses to a semi-structured interview were used to inform the design of items that capture the three factors. Through exploratory factor analysis, study 2 found that the items designed loaded on the three hypothesized factors. The questionnaire was revised, discarding items that did not load well on the intended factor. Study 3 involved replicating study 2; confirmatory factor analysis was conducted. After removing items that double-loaded, the questionnaire demonstrated good fit. Findings of this research also add to our understanding of dynamics of the 3 goals of interest. The questionnaire developed would be useful for future research, particularly in the Singapore academic context.
dc.subjectmastery goal, performance goal, surface goal, goal orientation, achievement motivation
dc.contributor.supervisorSIM TICK NGEE
dc.description.degreeconferredMASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
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