About the Measure

Domains Meta-cognition, Motivation, goal orientation and perseverance
Key stages Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Mastery; Performance; Work-avoidance; Social affiliation
Description This is self-report measure designed to assess a range of social and academic motivation as well as meta-cognitive skills.
Example I want to do well at school to show that I can learn new things
Link https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dennis_Mcinerney3/publication/247728476_The_development_and_validation_of_the_Goal_Orientation_and_Learning_Strategies_Survey_GOALS-S/links/54fa90d30cf20b0d2cb73aea.pdf

Implementation details

No. of items 84
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 11-18
Cost single purchase Free - Available
Cost per child Free - Available

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .72-.87
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA 2 higher-order CFAs
goal orientation
Chi-square(557)= 1030.45
TLI= .904
PRNI= .959
RMSEA= .042
Chi-square(328) = 488.72
TLI = 0.916
PRNI = 0.98
RMSEA = 0.038
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Dowson, M., & McInerney, D.M. (2004).The development and validation of the Goal Orientation and Learning Strategies Survey (GOALS- S).Educational and Psychological Measurement, 64, 290-310. doi:10.1177/0013164403251335.