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Student investment in a research design course: The influence of achievement orientations on motivational patterns

Hill, AP, Hall, HK, Appleton, PR and Kozub, SA (2009) Student investment in a research design course: The influence of achievement orientations on motivational patterns. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education, 8 (2). 17 - 44 (27). ISSN 1473-8376

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of mastery, performance approach and performance avoidance goals on patterns of achievement-related cognition and affect in first-year students undertaking a research methods module. Students’ goals and measures of self-determination were assessed towards the beginning of the module, and measures of achievement-related cognition and affect were assessed before and after each of three graded statistics assignments. Students were grouped by means of a cluster analysis on their achievement goals, and repeated measures multivariate analysis of variance revealed that a cluster of failure-avoidant students exhibited motivational patterns that were significantly more debilitating than those exhibited by a cluster of mastery-oriented students and achievement-oriented overstrivers. Implications for enhancing the potentially dysfunctional motivation of failure-avoidant students are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Biological Sciences (Leeds)
Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2012 11:05
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2014 01:28
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.3794/johlste.82.182
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier
Identification Number: 10.3794/johlste.82.182
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/74564

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