Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, Volume 13, Issue 2, Article 2 (Dec., 2012)
Nurcan KAHRAMAN and Semra SUNGUR-VURAL 
An investigation on students’ personal achievement goals and perceived parents’ goal emphases in science

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An investigation on students’ personal achievement goals and perceived parents’ goal emphases in science

 

Nurcan KAHRAMAN and Semra SUNGUR-VURAL

1Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Faculty of Education, Department of Elementary Education, Çanakkale, TURKEY

2Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Education, Department of Elementary Education, Ankara TURKEY

E-mail: nurcan.kahraman@gmail.com; ssungur@metu.edu.tr

Received 7 May, 2012
Revised 19 Dec., 2012


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Abstract

This study examined studentsí personal achievement goals and their perceived parentsí goal emphases in science. A total of 295 seventh-grade students completed the Achievement Goal Questionnaire and the Perceived Parent Goal Emphases Scale. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses showed an interaction between perceived parentsí mastery approach goal emphasis and perceived parentsí performance approach goal emphasis on studentsí adoption of mastery approach goals in science. Besides that perceived performance approach goal emphasis significantly predicted studentsí performance approach goals.

Keywords: Achievement goals; parents goal emphasis; science education; multiple goals 

 

 

 


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