Relational analysis of intrinsic motivation, achievement goals, learning strategies and academic achievement for Hong Kong secondary students

Kwok Wai CHAN, Kit Yi Angel WONG, Siu Chung Eric LO

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Abstract

This paper reports the relational analysis of intrinsic motivation, achievement goals, learning strategies and academic achievement by means of structural equation modeling. A questionnaire was conducted with 1381 Hong Kong secondary students to measure their intrinsic motivation (challenge, curiosity and independent mastery), achievement goals (mastery, performance- approach and performance-avoidance goals), learning strategies (surface and deep) and academic achievement. The results showed that intrinsic motivation and achievement goals had predictive effects on learning strategies and academic achievement, and that mastery goal mediated the effect of intrinsic motivation on learning strategies and academic achievement. The results were discussed with respect to previous research findings and implications were drawn for enhancing students’ motivation to learn. Copyright © 2012 De La Salle University, Philippines.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-243
JournalThe Asia-Pacific Education Researcher
Volume21
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

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Chan, K. W., Wong, A. K. Y., & Lo, E. S. C. (2012). Relational analysis of intrinsic motivation, achievement goals, learning strategies and academic achievement for Hong Kong secondary students. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 21(2), 230-243.

Keywords

  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Achievement goals
  • Learning strategies
  • Academic achievement
  • Hong Kong secondary students