Assessment of learning goals in university students from the perspective of 'person-situation interaction': the Situated Goals Questionnaire (SGQ-U) / Evaluación de las metas de aprendizaje en estudiantes universitarios desde la perspectiva de la 'interacción persona-situación': el Cuestionario de Metas Situadas (CMS-U)
Estudios de Psicología
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... d interactions can influence the student's motivation to learn. So, in order to study this influence, it is necessary to assess not only the personal variables that can motivate academic behaviour, but also the degree to which students are sensitive to different situational or task characteristics. In this case, the interaction person-situation is analysed using a new tool, the "situated-goal questionnaire" for university students. Data of 770 students were analysed using confirmatory techniques, as well as Anova and regression techniques. According to results, the questionnaire has good psychometric characteristics. Besides, they sowed the effect of the kinds of situation on the degree in which students declare to pursue different goals, as suggested by the person/situation interaction model, as well as the validity of both, goals and sensitivity to situations for predicting engagement and self-estimated mean-grade.