Examining the links between social goals and learning strategies

Ronnel Bornasal KING, Dennis Michael MCINERNEY

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Abstract

The aim of the present study was to investigate how different types of social goals (social affiliation, social approval, social concern, and social status) were related to students’ learning strategies. Secondary students (N = 697) from Hong Kong answered the relevant questionnaires. Results indicated that social concern and social status goals were positively associated with deep learning and achieving learning strategies. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed. Copyright © 2016 Springer Science+Business Media Singapore.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe psychology of Asian learners: A festschrift in honor of David Watkins
EditorsRonnel B. KING, Allan B. I. BERNARDO
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Pages405-417
ISBN (Electronic)9789812875761
ISBN (Print)9789812875754
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Citation

King, R. B., & Mclnerney, D. M. (2016). Examining the links between social goals and learning strategies. In R. B. King, & A. B. I. Bernardo (Eds.), The psychology of Asian learners: A festschrift in honor of David Watkins (pp. 405-417). Singapore: Springer Singapore.

Keywords

  • Social goals
  • Learning strategies
  • Hong Kong students