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Title: Trajectories of Self-efficacy and Achievement Goals: A Developmental Approach
Contributor(s): Phan, Huy  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2012
DOI: 10.5539/jedp.v2n2p110
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Abstract: An emerging interest in cognition and motivation has recently involved the study of rate of change of self-efficacy and achievement goals. We used latent growth modeling (LGM) to test a structural equation model that involved prior academic grades, self-efficacy, mastery and performance-approach goals, and academic achievement measured over a two-year period. A sample of 228 (106 females, 122 males) of second-year students enrolled in mathematic participated in this study. Multivariate growth curve analyses indicated statistically significant effects of prior academic achievement on the intercept factors of the three mentioned constructs; prior academic achievement also exerted a negative effect on the slope factor of mastery goals, and a positive effect on mathematic achievement. Examination of the three trajectories showed increases in change in all three constructs. Evidence ascertained from this research investigation is informative in instructional policies and applied teaching practices.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 2(2), p. 110-126
Publisher: Canadian Center of Science and Education
Place of Publication: Canada
ISSN: 1927-0534
Field of Research (FOR): 170103 Educational Psychology
130103 Higher Education
170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 930103 Learner Development
930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
930102 Learner and Learning Processes
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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