Hong Kong preservice teachers' achievement goal orientations: Are they related to their gender and electives?

Kwok Wai CHAN, Po Yin Miranda LAI, Man Tak LEUNG, Phillip John MOORE

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Abstract

Survey study by means of a questionnaire on achievement goal orientations was conducted with four hundred and seventy-three pre-service student teachers of the Hong Kong Institute of Education. Two contrasting goals were identified, namely: learning goals and performance goals. Psychometric properties of the questionnaire gave support to its applicability in the local context. Statistical analyses indicated there was no significant difference in achievement goal orientations with courses and electives but sex. Female students were found to be more performance goal oriented than male students. Explanation of the differences in achievement goal orientations within sex group was sought in terms of socio-cultural factors. Implications were drawn for teacher educators to consider in the future planning and development of teacher education programmes. Copyright © 2002 Hong Kong Teachers' Centre.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-31
JournalHong Kong Teachers' Centre Journal
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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female student
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student teacher
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Chan, K.-W., Lai, P.-Y., Leung, M.-T., & Moore, P. (2002). Hong Kong preservice teachers' achievement goal orientations: Are they related to their gender and electives? Hong Kong Teachers' Centre Journal, 1, 20-31.