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Title: Sex differences in goal orientation in adolescents aged 10-19: The older boys adopt work-avoidant goals twice as often as girls
Authors: Dekker, Sanne
Krabbendam, Lydia
Lee, Nikki
Boschloo, Annemarie
De Groot, Renate
Jolles, Jelle
Keywords: adolescents
goal orientation
sex differences
Issue Date: 13-Dec-2012
Abstract: Vignettes  were  used  to  assess  the  prevalence  of  goal  orientations  during  adolescence. Adolescent girls more often than boys endorsed mastery or performance-avoidant goals. Work-avoidant and performance-approach goals were more prominent in boys than girls. With age, the frequency of mastery goals decreased whereas work-avoidant goals increased. At age 14-19 years, work-avoidance was more than twice as common in boys.
Description: Dekker, S. J., Krabbendam, L., Lee, N. C., Boschloo, A. M., De Groot, R. H. M., & Jolles, J. (2012). Sex differences in goal orientation in adolescents aged 10-19: The older boys adopt work-avoidant goals twice as often as girls. Learning and Individual Differences. Online available 11 August 2012. doi:10.1016/j.lindif.2012.07.011.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1820/4589
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