The effects of goal setting and attributional feedback on self -efficacy for writing and writing achievement

Sharon Joan McGee, Florida International University

Abstract

This study investigated the effectiveness of goal setting and attributional feedback on self-efficacy for writing and writing achievement of students who are gifted underachievers. Students in grades 3, 4 and 5 participated. Five dependent measures were investigated: fluency, syntax, range, diversity and organization. The results indicated that a systematic writing instruction program increased self-efficacy for writing. In addition the self-efficacy strategies of goal setting and attributional feedback improve self-efficacy and increased some areas of writing achievement. The dependent measures most affected were fluency, syntax and organization. The students in this study did not improve their levels of vocabulary. This study included many practical applications for teachers to use in a classroom setting. ^

Subject Area

Education, Elementary|Education, Special

Recommended Citation

McGee, Sharon Joan, "The effects of goal setting and attributional feedback on self -efficacy for writing and writing achievement" (1996). ProQuest ETD Collection for FIU. AAI9626451.
http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/dissertations/AAI9626451

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