Una M. Röhr-Sendlmeier, Andreas Jöris, Matthias Pache
||Bildung und Erziehung, 2012, Vol.65 (4), pp.459-476
||Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Co. KG
This study with a total of 306 fourth and tenth grade pupils focuses on the learning and performance goal orientation of children from families with low education and German or Turkish ethnic origin. General achievement motivation and approach performance goals were higher in Turkish pupils. Interactions resulted between ethnic group and gender such that Turkish girls showed especially strong learning goal orientation, whereas German girls and Turkish boys indicated increased avoidance performance goals. In case of working mothers, fathers participated more in household duties. A partial mediation effect was found between mothers’ working status and children’s approach performance goal orientation with fathers’ participation as mediator. The results are discussed with respect to culture... specific socialization variables.