This study investigated how classroom goal structures
(mastery and performance goal structures) related to intrinsic motivation and
peer modeling focusing on teachers’ promoting interaction as a classroom level
mediator. Authors tested multilevel mediational models with a sample of 1212
Japanese elementary and junior high school students from 43 classrooms. Results
provided support for classroom level mediational process in mastery goal structures.
Specifically, mastery goal structures related to promoting interaction, and promoting
interactions related to both intrinsic motivation and peer modeling.
Limitations and future directions of the study were discussed.
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Ohtani, K. , Okada, R. , Ito, T. & Nakaya, M. (2013). A Multilevel Analysis of Classroom Goal Structures’ Effects on Intrinsic Motivation and Peer Modeling: Teachers’ Promoting Interaction as a Classroom Level Mediator. Psychology, 4, 629-637. doi: 10.4236/psych.2013.48090.
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