Achievement goals and mathematics performance: based on gender

Author: 
Avelino G. Ignacio Jr and Rodolfo M. Policarpio

This research work is about the relationship of achievement goals to mathematics performance of fourth year high school students based on gender. The objectives of the study are as follows: (1) to identify the achievement goals of the respondents towards mathematics based on gender; (2) to identify the mathematics performance of the respondents based on gender; (3) to determine if there is a significant difference in the achievement goal when grouped according to gender; (4) to determine if there is a significant difference in the mathematics performancewhen grouped according to gender; (5) to determine the relationship between achievement goals and mathematics performance. The researcher used the descriptive-correlational method of research. The study consisted of 181 fourth year high school students of Bunsuran National High School located at Pandi, Bulacan. The Revised Achievement Goal Questionnaire Scale was utilized to collect data. In addition, the researcher used the acquired grade for third quarter of the school year 2011 – 2012 as basis for the mathematics performance of the respondents. Result shows that the respondents, both male and female, holds mastery-approach goal and performed fairly in mathematics. Additionally, findings show that there is no significant difference in achievement goals and mathematics performance based on gender. There is a significant relationship between achievement goals and mathematics performance except on performance-approach goal.

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