By Ronnel B. King, Allan B. I. Bernardo

ISBN-10: 9812875751

ISBN-13: 9789812875754

ISBN-10: 981287576X

ISBN-13: 9789812875761

This e-book celebrates the scholarly achievements of Prof. David A. Watkins, who has pioneered study at the psychology of Asian novices, and is helping readers seize the cognitive, motivational, developmental, and socio-cultural features of Asian rookies studying reports. quite a lot of empirical and evaluate papers, which research the features of those reports as they're formed via either the particularities of various academic systems/cultural milieus and common rules of human studying and improvement, are showcased. the person chapters, which discover freshmen from fourteen Asian international locations, self sustaining areas, and/or economies, construct on study subject matters and methods from Prof. Watkins’ learn paintings, and are evidence of the extensive value and enduring relevance of his seminal mental study on newbies and the educational process.

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One of David’s key research contributions in the latter part of his career is showing the need to examine a wider range of goals in cross-cultural settings. , 2002, 2003). The authors in this chapter take on this challenge and focus on a diverse set of goals such as effort goals, vertical vs. non-vertical goals, power goals, and social goals. In Chap. 20, Yeung, Han, and Lee examined the role of effort goals and competence in predicting Chinese students’ academic achievement using a longitudinal design.

I. M. , Cross-Cultural Psychology Bulletin, 2009, 43(1) for a review). For a period of time, albeit locked away in the cross-cultural research literature, critiques were leveled at researchers’ failure to establish that behaviors and responses being examined cross-culturally were functionally, conceptually, or metrically equivalent, that the constructs and tools used were culturally appropriate, and the making of comparisons between groups based solely on the mean differences between groups with “culture” being used as the independent variable.

In failure situations, students striving to achieve vertical goals had the best moral image, while those who do not work hard had the worst moral image. In Chap. 22, Cheng, Shu, Zhou, and Lam reviewed their impressive research program on three important aspects of Chinese students’ motivation – social goals, teacher controlling behavior, and success/failure experiences. Using an integration of 1 Advancing Psychological Studies on Asian Learners: Honoring the Legacy… 11 etic-emic approaches, they found that psychological constructs may carry different meanings in Chinese and Western settings.

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