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dc.contributor.authorBurnkrant, Steven Richarden_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:33:46Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:33:46Z
dc.date.issued1999-04-29en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-041699-135004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/31740
dc.description.abstractAbstract Despite the growing popularity of goal orientation research, three questions remain largely unanswered: (1) are there 3 factors of goal orientation or only 2; (2) what predicts goal orientation; and (3) is goal orientation domain specific? To help answer these questions, 177 undergraduates were given a questionnaire assessing, in both the academic and athletic domains, (a) learning, prove, and avoid goals, (b) self-perceived ability, ability, and implicit theories, and (c) high-school grade point average, intrinsic motivation, internal motivation, self-efficacy, locus of control, need for achievement, desire to win, and fear of negative evaluation. The results suggest that learning, prove, and avoid goals can be empirically distinguished, that they are domain specific, but that they are not predicted well by ability, self-perceived ability, or implicit theories. Discussion centers on the need for a pattern approach to the prediction of goal orientation and stresses the importance of examining the interactions among learning, prove, and avoid goals. The overriding conclusion, however, is that goal orientation is not a useful construct.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartgo.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartt01-03.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartt04-05.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartt06-07.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartt08-13.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartt14-15.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartt16.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartt17-18.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartt19-21.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartvita.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectGoal Orientationen_US
dc.subjectConstruct Validityen_US
dc.subjectDomain Specificityen_US
dc.subjectAcademicen_US
dc.subjectAthleticen_US
dc.titleLearning, Prove, and Avoid Goal Orientations in Academics and Athletics: Cross-Structure Analysis and Domain Specificityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairFoti, Roseanne J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHauenstein, Neil M. A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDonovan, John J.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-041699-135004/en_US
dc.date.sdate1999-04-16en_US
dc.date.rdate2000-04-20
dc.date.adate1999-04-20en_US


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