Students' goal orientations, study strategies and achievement: A closer look in Hong Kong Chinese cultural context

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

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Abstract

A survey study was conducted to examine the relationship among achievement goal orientations, study strategies and achievement of a sample of teacher education students in Hong Kong. Multivariate data analyses showed there was no significant difference in achievement goal orientations across discipline and programme groups but there was a significant difference in achievement goals between male and female students. The difference was found in performance goal. Analysis of the study strategies showed no significant difference across gender, discipline and programme groups. Correlational and path analysis shown learning goal was significantly and positively related to deep strategy but negatively and significantly related to surface strategy. Performance goal was significantly related to both surface and deep strategies. However, academic achievement was not significantly related to learning and performance goals or surface and deep strategies. The results were discussed in terms of socio-cultural factors and implications were drawn for teaching and learning as well as future directions of research. Copyright © 2005 De La Salle University, Philippines.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-26
JournalThe Asia-Pacific Education Researcher
Volume14
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005

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Hong Kong
student
learning
performance
sociocultural factors
path analysis
female student
academic achievement
gender-specific factors
Group
Teaching
teacher
education

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Chan, K.-W., Lai, P.-Y., Leung, M.-T., & Moore, P.-J. (2005). Students' goal orientations, study strategies and achievement: A closer look in Hong Kong Chinese cultural context. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 14(1), 1-26.