Factors of Ethnic Identity and Parents’ Goals in Examining College Students’ Academic Achievement Goals
Suzanne F. Lindt, Shirley L. Yu

The present research was designed to establish the relationship of parental academic achievement goals and racial ethnic identity (REI) to minority college students’ adoption of personal achievement goals in college courses. Multiple regression analyses conducted revealed the influence of perceived parental achievement goals and racial ethnic identity on students’ adoption of mastery approach, performance approach, and performance avoid goals. The results of the current research suggest that increased parent academic communication may influence students’ personal goals for improving their skills and their grades in college. In addition, as these students form their identities, a greater belief of the importance of achievement to their ethnic groups may also play an influential role in their adoption of achievement goals.

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