Orientaciones motivacionales de los estudiantes de alto rendimiento como mediadoras de una percepción positiva por parte de sus compañeros: Resultados de un estudio transnacional

Translated title of the contribution: Motivational orientations of high-achieving students as mediators of a positive perception of a high-achieving classmate: Results from a cross-national study

Hyerim Oh, Maria Del Mar Badia Martín, Sheyla Blumen, Julie Maakrun, Quoc An Thu Nguyena, Niamh Stack, Margaret Sutherland, Catherine Wormald, Albert Ziegler*

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore whether and in what ways high-achieving school students’ motivational orientations influence their perceptions of a fictitious future high-achieving classmate. The final sample consisted of the 396 highest achieving students out of a sample from 1794 seventh and tenth graders from five countries: Australia, Peru, South Korea, Spain, and Vietnam. A series of stepwise regression models were used to test the hypothesis that positive perceptions of a high-achieving classmate might be mediated by an approach motivation, but not by an avoidance motivational orientation. The hypothesis was generally confirmed. Learning goal orientation and performance approach motivation predicted positive perceptions of a high-achieving classmate’s intellectual ability, social qualities and popularity among peers, whereas a performance avoidance orientation was usually uncorrelated. However, sporadic exceptions have been found among the participants from Vietnam, South Korea, and Peru.

Translated title of the contributionMotivational orientations of high-achieving students as mediators of a positive perception of a high-achieving classmate: Results from a cross-national study
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)695-701
Number of pages7
JournalAnales de Psicologia
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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