|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|352609||618604||2015||12 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
• Social class is examined as a predictor of performance-avoidance goals at university.
• In three studies, social class was associated to performance-avoidance goal endorsement.
• The social class effect only appeared for high achievers.
Past research has fully documented that at University, social-class background affects one's perception of his or her fitting in within the system. The present paper tests social class and academic performance as predictors of performance-avoidance goal endorsement (i.e., trying to avoid performing poorly) in a psychology university context. We argue that first-generation students are achieving an upward mobility – a process that is costly, especially for those closer to achieving it (i.e., high achievers). In three classroom context studies, students reported their performance-avoidance goals. Their previous academic achievements as well as their parental level of education were examined as predictors of these goals. The results of the three studies demonstrated that the higher their academic level, the more first-generation students endorsed performance-avoidance goals compared with continuing-generation students. The results are discussed with regard to the upward mobility process that these students are about to achieve.
Journal: Contemporary Educational Psychology - Volume 41, April 2015, Pages 25–36