ACHIEVEMENT GOAL ORIENTATIONS AND MATH ATTITUDES


AKIN A.

STUDIA PSYCHOLOGICA, vol.54, no.3, pp.237-250, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: STUDIA PSYCHOLOGICA
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.237-250

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to examine the relationships between achievement goal orientations and math attitudes. Participants were 569 university students. The 2X2 Achievement Goal Orientations Scale and Mathematics Attitudes Scale were used as measures. The relationships between achievement goal orientations and math attitudes were examined using correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis. According to the results negative attitudes were predicted positively by learning-avoidance and performance-approach/avoidance goal orientations. Furthermore, positive attitudes were predicted positively by learning-approach/avoidance goal orientations and negatively by performance-approach/avoidance goal orientations. The results were discussed in the light of literature.