Research on the Relationship Between the Achievement Goal Orientation and the Academic Help-seeking

Yan Gong


This research employed the questionnaire method to investigate the relationship between achievement goal orientation and academic help-seeking among 477 college students. The results indicate that: (1) Students with mastery approach, mastery avoidance, and performance approach goal orientations are more likely to engage in instrumental help-seeking, while students with performance avoidance goal orientation tend to engage in executive and avoidant help-seeking; (2) There is a significant difference between male and female students in instrumental and avoidant help-seeking; (3) Help-seeking behavior is determined by multiple goal orientations.

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International Research in Higher Education  ISSN 2380-9183 (Print)  ISSN 2380-9205 (Online)

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