The Role of Achievement Objectives in Predicting the Components of Self-Regulation among the Students of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Mashhad University

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This study aims to investigate the role of achievement objectives in self-regulation among the students of the faculty of nursing and midwifery. The population of this study included the students of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. According to Morgan’s Table, 200 samples were selected through single-stage cluster sampling. The research method is descriptive and correlational, based on structural equation modeling. Data was collected using a Pintrich & Digreet strategic self-regulation questionnaire as well as a Midglee goal orientation questionnaire. All questionnaires were designed to use Likert’s five point scale. The reliability of the self-regulation questionnaire was 95% and the reliability of the goal orientation questionnaire was 87%. The validity of the questionnaire was confirmed by a number of experts and specialists in the management section and also through the confirmatory factor analysis. To analyze the data obtained from the questionnaires at the inferential statistics section, Pearson’s correlation test, Stepwise regression and structural equation modeling were employed. The results showed the direct positive and meaningful effect of goal orientation on student’s self-regulation strategies and also its effective role in increasing the self-regulation


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