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A cross-sectional study on achievement goals among the students of Cebu Doctors' University College of Rehabilitative Sciences.


Hanna Colita,
Meghann Jara C. Cortez,
Marie Shennette Gayle G. Pepito,
Viannery  D. Mabag

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College of Rehabilitative Sciences - Speech-Language Pathology - Cebu Doctors' University

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Publication Type
Thesis Degree
Speech-Language Pathology
Publication Date
November 2018


   This study aimed to investigate the Achievement Goals of the Rehabilitative Sciences (RS) students in Cebu Doctors University (CDU) across demographic factors, including degree program, age, gender, and year level. A quantitative descriptive cross-sectional survey research design was used and data were collected from a complete enumeration of 744 CDU-CRS students. This study utilized an instrument named Achievement Goal Questionnaire-Revised (AGQ-R) by Elliot and Murayama (2008).

   Based on the results of the study, majority of the CDU-CRS students were aged 18-24 years old (98%), were females (69%), and were from the Physical Therapy (52%) degree program. A large number of the students were from the fourth year (36%). In general, the CDU-CRS students scored highest on mastery-approach goal (Median = 14.0; Range = 3.0-15.0), followed by equal scores on both avoidance goals (Median = 12.0; Range = 3.0-15.0), and scored the least on the performance-approach goal (Median = 11.0; Range = 3.0-15.0). Differences in the students' type of achievement goal such as the performance-approach, mastery-avoidance, and performance-avoidance were found across degree program (e.g. Median = 12.0; Median = 11.0), year level (e.g. Median = 14.0; Median = 13.5) and age (e.g. Median = 14.0; Median 13.0). No differences in the students' type of achievement goal were found across gender.

   In conclusion, both mastery goals and the performance-avoidance goal differed across degree program. Only the mastery goals differed across age. All the achievement goals differed across year level. Lastly, no differences were seen in the students' type of achievement goal across gender. Therefore, the researchers recommended for both the CDU-CRS faculty and students to utilize techniques that will increase approach and decrease avoidance achievement goals.


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