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Correlational findings

Study Chen (2015): study CN Nanjing, jiangsu 2011

Public:
University students, China; 201?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 371
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's Label
Achievement goals
Our Classification
Remarks
The Revised Achievement Goal Questionnaire (AGQ-R; Elliot & Murayama, 2008).
Distribution
a: M=3.48; SD=0.77
b:M=3.37; SD=0.72
c:M=3.38;SD=0.88
d:M=3.46; SD=0.82
Operationalization
Self-report on 12 questions about four sets of goals:
a) mastery-approach:
"My aim is to completely master the material presented in the courses of this semester." "My goal this semester is to learn as much as possible."
"This semester, I am striving to understand the content of the courses as thoroughly as possible."
b) mastery-avoidance:
"My aim this semester is to avoid learning less than I possibly could."
"My goal this semester is to avoid learning less than it is possible to learn."
"This semester, I am striving to avoid an incomplete understanding of the course materials."
c) performance-approach:
"I am striving to do well compared to other students this semester."
"My aim is to perform well relative to other students this semester."
"My goal this semester is to perform better than the other students."
d) performance-avoidance goals:
"My goal this semester is to avoid performing poorly compared to others."
"This semester, I am striving to avoid performing worse than others."
"My aim is to avoid doing worse than other students this semester."


Rated:
1 "not at all true of me"
:
7 " very true of me".

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BW-cm-mq-nv-7-b r = + ? MASTERY APPROACH GOALS
- positive affect r = + 31(001)
- negative affect r = -.04(ns)
Correlation with Affect Balance not reported, but will be positive.Significance unsure.
A-BW-cm-mq-nv-7-b Beta = + positive affect beta = +.24(01)
negative affect beta = ns
Correlation with Affect Balance not reported, but will be positive.Significance unsure.
A-BW-cm-mq-nv-7-b r = + ? MASTERY AVOIDANCE GOALS
- positive affect r = + 21(001)
- negative affect r = +.07(ns)
Hence correlation with Affect Balance will be positive.Significance unsure.
A-BW-cm-mq-nv-7-b Beta = ? ? positive affect beta = ns
negative affect beta = ns
Correlation with Affect Balance not reported, but will non-significant
A-BW-cm-mq-nv-7-b r = + ? PERFORMANCE APPROACH GOALS
- positive affect r = + 29(001)
- negative affect r = -.02(ns)
Correlation with Affect Balance will be positive.Significance unsure.
A-BW-cm-mq-nv-7-b Beta = + ? positive affect beta = +.23(001)
negative affect beta = ns
Correlation with Affect Balance will be positive.Significance unsure.
A-BW-cm-mq-nv-7-b r = 0 ? PERFORMANCE AVOIDANCE GOALS
- positive affect r = + .08(ns)
- negative affect r = + .06(ns)
Correlation with Affect Balance will be close to zero
A-BW-cm-mq-nv-7-b Beta = - ? positive affect beta = -.20(01)
negative affect beta = ns
Correlation with Affect Balance will be negative.Significance unsure.

Above Beta values controled for:
- gender
- major
A-BW-cm-mq-nv-7-b = + ALL ACHIEVEMENT GOALS together
- positive affect R2 .14(001)
- negative affect R2 .02(ns)
R2 will be positive