The role of goal importance in predicting university students’ high academic performance

Kyle, Vanessa A., White, Katherine M., Hyde, Melissa K., & Occhipinti, Stefano (2014) The role of goal importance in predicting university students’ high academic performance. Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 14, pp. 17-28.

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Abstract

We examined goal importance, focusing on high, but not exclusive priority goals, in the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) to predict students’ academic performance. At the beginning of semester, students in a psychology subject (N = 197) completed TPB and goal importance items for achieving a high grade. Regression analyses revealed partial support for the TPB. Perceived behavioural control, but not attitude or subjective norm, significantly predicted intention, with intention predicting final grade. Goal importance significantly predicted intention, but not final grade, indicating that perceiving a performance goal as highly, but not necessarily exclusively, important impacts on students’ achievement intentions.

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ID Code: 75742
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: HERN
ISSN: 1446-5442
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Educational Psychology (170103)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Social and Community Psychology (170113)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 School of Education, Faculty of Education & Arts, University of Newcastle
Deposited On: 29 Aug 2014 00:36
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2014 02:30

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