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Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2304-4977

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/jmfp

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Study on Achievement Goals and Directionality in the Context of Learning Motivation

Nikitskaya M.G., master student, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, maria.nikitskaya@gmail.com
Abstract
The article gives a brief historical overview of the origins and development of the theory of the achievement goals. It presents the analysis of the basic constructs of this theory: avoidance and achievement, valency, needs, motive, mastery and demonstration of results. It also introduces major authoritative models of goal achievement theories: diсhotomic, trichotomic, 2 x 2 and 3 x 2 models. The article examines systematized by Elliot and McGregor types of directionality of learning activities: focus on achieving mastery, focus on demonstration of results, focus on the avoidance of mastery, focus on avoidance of demonstrating results. The article includes the data of pilot research describing the link between personality directionality and directionality of learning activity.

Keywords: learning motivation, goals achievement theory, directionality of learning activity, mastery, demonstration of results, avoidance, achievement, personality directionality, goals of learning activity

Column: Educational psychology

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/jmfp.2019080203

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