Social Predictors of Changes in Students' Achievement Goal Orientations.

  title={Social Predictors of Changes in Students' Achievement Goal Orientations.},
  journal={Contemporary educational psychology},
  volume={24 1},
  • Anderman
  • Published 1999 in Contemporary educational psychology
Declines in students' achievement motivation across the transition to middle school may be explained by characteristics of both the academic and social environment of the new school. This study proposes that students' sense of belonging in middle school and their endorsement of social responsibility, relationship, and status goals in that setting should explain, in part, changes in their achievement goal orientations between 5th and 6th grades. Longitudinal survey data from 660 students… CONTINUE READING

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