International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Investigating Achievement Goals for Egyptian Nursing Categories
Mai E. Khalifa, PhD

This research focuses on Egyptian nursing students' achievement goals toward their studies during their academic studies. It aimed to investigate the achievement goals of nursing students. Nursing students ‘adoption levels of achievement goals are described. Also, put forth the achievement goal orientations of nursing categories (secondary students, faculty students).Achievement Goals Orientations Scale was distributed to 175nursing students (94 faculty, 46 males and 48 females- 81 secondary, females only). The findings showed that firstly, students generally adopted all achievement goal orientations at a medium level. And order of them for nursing students were performance-avoidance, performance-approach, mastery –avoidance then mastery-approach orientation. Secondly, faculty students have higher mastery-approach goal and lower performance-avoidance goal than secondary students. Also, Females in faculty have higher mastery-approach goal, performanceapproach goal and lower performance-avoidance than females in secondary school. Finally, males have higher mastery-approach goal and lower performance-approach goal than females.

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