Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/18035
Title: Effective Functioning and its Relations in Educational Contexts: An Empirical Investigation
Contributor(s): Phan, Huy  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2015
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/18035
Abstract: The present investigation, involving two cross-sectional studies, focused on the positive impact of effective functioning on achievement-related outcomes. This theoretical orientation, recently introduced (Fraillon, 2004), falls within the framework of student well-being in academic settings. Based on our preliminary research, published previously, we developed a theoretical-conceptual model that included optimism, mastery-approach goals, and motivation towards learning. We tested the hypothesized model with two comparative cohorts: Year 12 students (N = 306) and University (N = 342) students. Data were collected based on responses of Likert-scale inventories, and MPlus 7.3 was used to test the proposed 'a priori' model. Evidence ascertained indicates similar but also varying patterns in associations, for example: (i) the positive influences of effective functioning on optimism, mastery-approach goals, and motivation towards learning, (ii), the positive influences of optimism, mastery-approach goals, and motivation towards learning on academic achievement for the secondary school cohort, and (iii) the mediating mechanisms of optimism, mastery-approach goals, and motivation towards learning for the secondary school cohort, and the mediating mechanism of motivation towards learning for the university cohort.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Goal Setting and Personal Development: Teachers' Perspectives, Behavioral Strategies and Impact on Performance, p. 77-100
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers
Place of Publication: New York, United States
ISBN: 9781634638692
9781634827485
Field of Research (FOR): 170103 Educational Psychology
139999 Education not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
Series Name: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
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