Proposal Abstract

Educational literature (Dweck, 2007; Pintrich, 2000) indicates that student outcomes are correlated with their patterns of motivation goals. Approximately 1500 community college students across disciplines completed surveys in the winter and fall semesters of 2012 to test this theory. Six hundred students completed a survey asking them to describe what they do in a course to earn an �A� and how that is different than what they would expect to do in a course to earn a grade of �C�. Nine hundred students completed a survey asking them to describe what they do to learn the course material. The responses were statistically analyzed to determine differences between achievement goals and learning goals. This presentation shares the preliminary analysis and conclusions of this research on learning and achievement goals in an academic setting.

Location

Room 217

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 27th, 10:00 AM Mar 27th, 10:45 AM

Comparison of Student Perception of Achievement and Learning

Room 217

Educational literature (Dweck, 2007; Pintrich, 2000) indicates that student outcomes are correlated with their patterns of motivation goals. Approximately 1500 community college students across disciplines completed surveys in the winter and fall semesters of 2012 to test this theory. Six hundred students completed a survey asking them to describe what they do in a course to earn an �A� and how that is different than what they would expect to do in a course to earn a grade of �C�. Nine hundred students completed a survey asking them to describe what they do to learn the course material. The responses were statistically analyzed to determine differences between achievement goals and learning goals. This presentation shares the preliminary analysis and conclusions of this research on learning and achievement goals in an academic setting.