Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Student Personal Beliefs & Behaviors – Personal Goal Orientation: Mastery Approach

  1. Learning a lot of new things is what is important to me in math.
  2. One of my main goals in math is to improve my skills.
  3. My main goal in math is to learn as much as I can.
  4. Really understanding my math work is important to me.
  5. Learning new skills in math is one of my goals.

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
.87 3.59 .95 -.43
High School
.87 3.93 .91 -.86

.87 3.71 .95 -.56