Author: Archer, Jennifer
Type of paper: Abstract refereed
A total of 241 high school students completed a questionnaire about one of their classes. They indicated their perceptions of the classroom "climate" established by the teacher and a number of self-report variables. Results indicate that students who perceive the teacher to be encouraging them to adopt a mastery goal (with a focus on self-improvement), compared with students who did not perceive a mastery orientation in their teacher, reported using more effective learning strategies, liked their class more, attributed success to good teaching, and did not attribute failure to poor teaching.