Secondary students' mathematics education goal orientations

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Barkatsas, Tasos and Orellana-Farias, Claudia. (2019). Secondary students' mathematics education goal orientations. In Researching and Using Progressions (Trajectories) in Mathematics Education pp. 221-231 Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004396449_010
AuthorsBarkatsas, Tasos and Orellana-Farias, Claudia
Abstract

The aims of this study were to explore the factorial structure of the goals items from a student survey used as part of the Australian Reframing Mathematical Futures II (rmfii) project, and to examine whether statistically significant differences were evident between the derived factors and the variable Year Level. Three factors were derived using an Exploratory Factor Analysis (efa). The three factors were consistent with prior studies based on Goal Achievement Theory: Performance Approach Goal Orientation (F1), Mastery Goal Orientation (F2), and Performance Avoidance Goal Orientation (F3). Statistically significant differences were also found between Year Level and one of the factors (F2). The findings have highlighted potential avenues for further research with respect to students’ goal orientations across different Year Levels.

KeywordsGeneral Teacher Education; Higher Education; Mathematics Education; Educational Theory
Page range221-231
Year01 Jan 2019
Book titleResearching and Using Progressions (Trajectories) in Mathematics Education
PublisherBrill
Place of publicationNetherlands
Edition3
SeriesGlobal Education in the 21st Century, Volume: 3
ISBN978-90-04-39643-2
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004396449_010
Web address (URL)https://brill.com/display/book/9789004396449/BP000019.xml
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Print29 Jan 2019
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Deposited25 Jan 2024
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