Examining the role of social goals in school: A study in two collectivist cultures

Ronnel Bornasal KING, Dennis Michael MCINERNEY, David A. WATKINS

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Abstract

Achievement goal theorists have mostly focused on the role of mastery and performance goals in the school setting with little attention being paid to social goals. The aim of this study was to explore the role of social goals in influencing educational outcomes in two collectivist cultures: Hong Kong and the Philippines. Results showed that social goals were able to predict additional variance in various adaptive educational outcomes even after controlling for the effects of mastery and performance goals. Implications for cross-cultural research are discussed. Copyright © 2013 Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, Lisboa, Portugal and Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1505-1523
JournalEuropean Journal of Psychology of Education
Volume28
Issue number4
Early online dateFeb 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

Citation

King, R. B., McInerney, D. M., & Watkins, D. A. (2013). Examining the role of social goals in school: A study in two collectivist cultures. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 28(4), 1505-1523.

Keywords

  • Social goals
  • Achievement goals
  • Motivation in cross-cultural settings

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