The aim of the present study was to test the cross-cultural validity of the five-factor structure of social goals that Dowson and McInerney proposed. Using both between-network and within-network approaches to construct validation, 1,147 Filipino high school students participated in the study. Confirmatory factor analysis indicated that the five-factor model provided the best fit to the data compared with a series of alternative models. In addition, the five types of social goals also showed meaningful relationships to theoretically relevant constructs. Taken together, this study supports the applicability of the five-factor structure of social goals among Filipino respondents. Copyright © 2012 SAGE Publications.
CitationKing, R. B., & Watkins, D. A. (2012). Cross-cultural validation of the five-factor structure of social goals: A Filipino investigation. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 30(2), 181-193. doi: 10.1177/0734282911412542
- Social goals
- Confirmatory factor analysis
- Construct validation
- Achievement goals