Socially Oriented Motivational Goals and Academic Achievement: Similarities Between Native and Anglo Americans

  title={Socially Oriented Motivational Goals and Academic Achievement: Similarities Between Native and Anglo Americans},
  author={Jinnat Ali and Dennis M. McInerney and Rhonda G. Craven and Alexander Seeshing Yeung and Ronnel B. King},
  journal={The Journal of Educational Research},
  pages={123 - 137}
ABSTRACT The authors examined the relations between two socially oriented dimensions of student motivation and academic achievement of Native (Navajo) American and Anglo American students. Using confirmatory factor analysis, a multidimensional and hierarchical model was found to explain the relations between performance and social goals. Four first-order goal constructs (competition, social power, affiliation, and social concern) represented by 2 higher order factors (performance and social… 

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