SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.24 número4Coping in young adults facing expectation of finding a job and depression indicatorsSocial programs evaluation: a comparison of data analysis strategies índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados




Links relacionados


Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa

versión impresa ISSN 0102-3772versión On-line ISSN 1806-3446


GOUVEIA, Valdiney V. et al. Achievement goals among high school students: evidences of factorial validity and internal consistency of a measure. Psic.: Teor. e Pesq. [online]. 2008, vol.24, n.4, pp.535-544. ISSN 0102-3772.

The present study aimed at knowing evidences of factorial validity and internal consistency of the Achievement Goals Questionnaire to the Brazilian milieu. Moreover, it attempted to evaluate to what extent the scores on this instrument correlate themselves with indicators of scholar performance. The participants were 307 high school students from two public schools (68%) and one private school (32%), from João Pessoa city. Their mean age was 17.6 (SD=3.94), and the most of them were female (61.2%). Results of the Principal Components analysis suggested a multi-factor structure, with four theorized components of goals: mastery-approach, mastery-avoidance, performance-approach, and performance-avoidance. All components were corroborated by confirmatory factor analyses, which tested different alternative models. The mastery-approach goals described most of the participants, and their scores were positively correlated with scholar performance. These findings were discussed based on the literature about achievement goals.

Palabras clave : goals; achievement; motivation; scholar performance; questionnaire.

        · resumen en Portugués     · texto en Portugués     · Portugués ( pdf epdf )


Creative Commons License Todo el contenido de esta revista, excepto dónde está identificado, está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons