About the Measure

Domains Meta-cognition, Motivation, goal orientation and perseverance, Perceptions of Self
Key stages Key Stage 3
Subscales Ego orientation; Task orientation
Description This measure is designed to assess individuals' achievement goal orientations and ascertain whether they are more task or ego-oriented. The instrument was originally validated with adults, but has subsequently been validated with 96 British year 7 pupils.
Example I out-perform my opponents
Link http://shapeamerica.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/02640419808559362?needAccess=true

Implementation details

No. of items 12
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 11-13
Cost single purchase Free - Available
Cost per child Free - Available

Psychometric details

UK norms Yes
Cronbach's α .82-.92
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 2-factor oblique
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Principal axis factor analysis found items to load between .86-.66 for the task scale, and between .90-.72 for the eco scale. The combined variance of the two factors was 64.1%.
High ego-oriented subjects perceived doing well as winning while low ego-oriented subjects believed that doing well meant trying hard (F= 7.56, p <.05). High ego-oriented subjects also perceived doing well as doing as well as or better than others while low ego- oriented subjects perceived doing well as showing personal improvement (F= 2.19, p<.05)
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Roberts, G. C., Treasure, D. C., & Balague, G. (1998). Achievement goals in sport: The development and validation of the Perception of Success Questionnaire. Journal of Sports Sciences, 16(4), 337-347. doi:10.1080/02640419808559362
Treasure, D. C., & Roberts, G. C. (1994). Perception of Success Questionnaire: Preliminary validation in an adolescent population. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 79(1), 607-610. doi:10.2466/pms.1994.79.1.607