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Social Achievement Goals, Prosocial Goals, and Social Dominance Goals

Sun, April 11, 9:30 to 10:30am EDT (9:30 to 10:30am EDT), Division C, Division C - Section 2b: Learning and Motivation in Social and Cultural Contexts Roundtable Sessions


The study explored the relationship between social achievement goals, prosocial goals, and social dominance goals with 134 college students. Results showed that having social development goals or having social demonstration-avoid goals was positively related to having prosocial goals and had no relationship with having social dominance goals. Those who had social demonstration-approach goals had less prosocial goals and more social dominance goals than those who had other types of social achievement goals. Females reported having more demonstration-avoid goals as well as prosocial goals than males. These results can be used to better understand social motivation in the school setting.