Goal Orientation Profiles, Academic Achievement and Well-Being of Adolescents in Greece

  • Stefanos Mastrotheodoros, Michael A. Talias, Frosso Motti-Stefanidi
  • January 2017, Springer Science + Business Media
  • DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-68363-8_8

Grouping high-school students according to how they approach goals, their GPA, and well-being.

What is it about?

Students approach academic tasks with different mindsets. Some try to achieve in scholastic tasks in order to develop their abilities and skills, others try to show good performance relative to their peers. These differing mindsets associate with how well students do at school, as well as with their psychological well-being. In this study we investigated how high-school students in Greece differ from each other according to the constellations of how they approach their goals, how well they manage at school, and how psychologically healthy they are. In other words, in this study we investigated whether meaningful subgroups of students exist.

Why is it important?

This study is important because it investigates the meaning of academic goals for high-school students in Greece, something that hasn't been investigated before. It shows that students who approach goals with a mindset of personal development tend to fare better at school and show fewer psychological symptoms, than students with other goal-related mindsets. You may read this study online, for free, at: http://rdcu.be/Ejyx

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68363-8_8

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