International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1308-951X

Original article | International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 2010, Vol. 1(2) 19-27

An investigation of the relationships between achievement goals, self-deception, and submissive behavior

Ahmet AKIN

pp. 19 - 27   |  Manu. Number: ijrte.2010.008

Published online: March 01, 2010  |   Number of Views: 135  |  Number of Download: 698


Abstract

The aim of this study is to examine the relationships between achievement goals, selfdeception, and submissive behavior. Participants were 412 university students from Sakarya University, Turkey. 2X2 Achievement Goal Orientations Scale, Self-deception Subscale of Two Dimensional Social Desirability Scale, and Submissive Acts Scale were used as measures. Results showed that learning-approach goals related positively and performance-avoidance goals negatively to self-deception. Also learning-avoidance and performance-approach/avoidance goals associated positively with submissive behavior. Results from structural equation modeling showed that the model fitted well (χ2 = 2.45, p = .293, GFI = 1.00, AGFI = .99, CFI = 1.00, NFI = .99, RFI = .95, IFI = 1.00, and RMSEA = .021). The model delineated that self-deception was predicted positively by learning-approach and negatively by performance-avoidance goals. On the other hand, learningavoidance and performance-approach/avoidance goals predicted submissive behavior positively.

Keywords: Achievement goals, self-deception, submissive behavior, structural equation modeling


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APA 6th edition
AKIN, A. (2010). An investigation of the relationships between achievement goals, self-deception, and submissive behavior. International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 1(2), 19-27.

Harvard
AKIN, A. (2010). An investigation of the relationships between achievement goals, self-deception, and submissive behavior. International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 1(2), pp. 19-27.

Chicago 16th edition
AKIN, Ahmet (2010). "An investigation of the relationships between achievement goals, self-deception, and submissive behavior". International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 1 (2):19-27.