The effects of goal setting on student engagement for all demographics of students in a science classroom
Koteles, Joseph T.
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This study looked at the impact goal setting had on student engagement, self-efficacy, and academic achievement. The study included teacher observations, student self-surveys, study habits monitoring, and analysis of academic achievement. The goal was to see if having students set and monitor their progress towards achieving a goal would have an effect on their engagement, subsequently their achievement and self-efficacy. The study found that setting goals had a positive impact on student engagement in the classroom.