Influences of Korean Middle School Students’ Achievement Goals on Self-efficacy in Mathematics
This study was to analyze the relationships among Korean middle school students’ achievement goals and
self-efficacy in mathematics. The final samples consisted of 343 middle school students in Korea. Results were as follows.
First, the results indicated that male students had higher self-efficacy than female students. Second, students’ achievement
goals and self-efficacy in mathematics showed significant correlations among each other. Third, stepwise regression analysis
showed students’ task-approach goal and other-approach goal were both significant positive predictors of self-efficacy, and a
self-avoidance goal was significant a negative predictor of self-efficacy.
Index Terms - Achievement goals, Self-efficacy, Mathematics, Middle school students, Korea