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American Journal of Educational Research. 2017, 5(12), 1191-1194
DOI: 10.12691/education-5-12-3
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Micro VS Macro Goal Framework in College

Cheon-woo Han1,

1School of Education, The University of Texas, Tyler, United States

Pub. Date: December 16, 2017

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Cheon-woo Han. Micro VS Macro Goal Framework in College. American Journal of Educational Research. 2017; 5(12):1191-1194. doi: 10.12691/education-5-12-3


This quasi-experimental study focused on the research hypothesis that students’ individual achievement goals toward each instructional component predict their perceptions of classroom goals. A total of 173 college students from an introductory educational psychology course participated in this study. Elliot and Church’s [23] achievement goals questionnaire and Urdan’s [21] perception of classroom goals were administered at pre- and post-measures during one academic semester. Multiple regression analysis was employed to determine whether or not students’ individual achievement goals toward each instructional task predicted their perceptions of classroom goals. The results showed that participants’ achievement goals toward in-class activities were significantly associated with their perceptions of classroom goals.

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