Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Student Personal Beliefs & Behaviors – Performance Goal Orientation: Performance Avoid


  1. My goal is to keep others from thinking I’m not smart in math.
  2. It’s important to me that I don’t look stupid in math class.
  3. An important reason I do my math work is so that I don’t embarrass myself.
  4. I do my math work so that my teacher doesn’t think I know less than others.
  5. My goal in math is to avoid looking like I can’t do my work.

It is recommended that these items be used on a 7-point scale that is anchored at the endpoints and in the middle with the following options: Not at all true for me (0), Somewhat true for me (3), and Very true for me (6).

Descriptive Statistics:

Sample Items Alpha Mean Stan. Dev. Skewness

Middle School
5
.81 2.19 .95 .68
High School
5
.76 2.48 1.03 .47

Total
5
.79 2.29 .99 .61