Achievement goal orientations and subjective well-being: A person-centred analysis

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This study examined whether students with different achievement goal orientation profiles differ in terms of subjective wellbeing (i.e., self-esteem, depressive symptoms, school-related burnout, and educational goal appraisals). Six groups of students with unique motivational profiles were identified. Observed differences in subjective well-being indicated that goals related to self-improvement and growth were positively associated with various indices of well-being, whereas avoidance tendencies and concerns with validating or demonstrating one's competence were linked with different types of adjustment problems. Findings demonstrate the importance of including measures of well-being when evaluating the role of achievement goal orientations in learning and achievement. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Originalspråkengelska
TidskriftLearning and Instruction
Volym18
Utgåva3
Sidor (från-till)251-266
Antal sidor16
ISSN0959-4752
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 2008
MoE-publikationstypA1 Tidskriftsartikel-refererad

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