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Giota, Joanna – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2010
In this study, first- and second-order confirmatory factor analyses were used to investigate the structure of the different types of academic, social, and future goals pursued by adolescents in school, and whether goals can be hierarchically organized. A multiple goals perspective on goal preferences was adopted. The study was based on 10,000…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Factor Analysis
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Giota, Joanna; Lundborg, Olof; Emanuelsson, Ingemar – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2009
The present study aims to describe the extent and forms (integrated versus segregated) of special education support offered to pupils in comprehensive schools in Sweden over a period of 29 years and to study relations between support, background variables and goal attainment in Grade 9. The study is based on about 35,000 children born in 1972,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 9, Special Education, Integrated Services
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Giota, Joanna – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2007
The purpose of this article is to examine whether 13-year-old pupils in Sweden and the Netherlands have similar or different goal orientations for going to school and learning. For this purpose a cross-national comparative study was conducted involving 717 Dutch and 7391 Swedish pupils. The findings suggest that while goal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Goal Orientation
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Giota, Joanna – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2006
The purpose of the present article is to study the interrelations between goal orientations, achievements and well-being in school. For this purpose adolescents' academic self-perceived competence, personal interest in school subjects, and affect in regard to different evaluative situations that take place in school were related to eight different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement
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Giota, Joanna – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2002
Studied the predictability of 8 different types of goal orientations as motives for academic achievement in a sample of 7,391 13-year-old students. Findings suggest that students at this age already pursue a variety of academic and nonacademic goals and that different types of goal orientations are differentially related to achievement. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Educational Objectives, Goal Orientation