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Derrer-Rendall, Nicola; Wesson, Caroline; Anderson, Lindsey; Bould, Emma – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2009
Introduction: This paper reports a preliminary investigation of the individual and situational factors affecting goal achievement in a psychology student population. The impact of normative information on goal achievement is considered in relation to goal commitment, optimism, gender and academic setting. Method: Psychology students (n=121) from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Psychology, Goal Orientation