PSY 2317 University of Housto

Goal Setting and GPA

Cetin (2015) was interested in individual differences in goal setting behavior and performance in college students. To investigate the hypothesized association between the two variables, Cetin collected goal setting and grade point average (GPA) data from 166 college students. Goal setting was measured with a subscale from the Academic Self-Regulated Learning Scale. Students’ GPA was measured via self-report. The goal_setting_gpa.csv data set simulates some of the data so that it corresponds to the results in the original study. We can use it to (a) the null hypothesis that there is no association between self-reported goal setting behavior and self-reported academic performance, and (b) construct a regression equation for predicting GPA from goal setting behavior.

Cetin, B. (2015). Academic motivation and self-regulated learning in predicting academic achievement in college. Journal of International Education Research, 11(2), 95-106.

(1) Download goal_setting_gpa.csv and open it in Jamovi.

(2) Make sure the measure type and data type of the variables are correct.

(3) From the Regression menu select Correlation Matrix.

(4) In the Analysis panel, move gpa into the Variables box first and then goal_setting. We do it in this order because gpa is the variable we want to predict, which means that on a scatterplot, it should appear on the Y axis.

(5) From the Correlation Coefficients menu select Pearson.

(6) From the Hypothesis menu select Correlated.This specifies the alternative hypothesis, that the two varoables are correlated.

(7) From the Additional Options menu select Report significance and N.

(8) From the Plot menu select Correlation Matrix.

(9) While still in the Analysis panel, from the Regression menu at the top, select Linear Regression.

(10) Move gpa to the Dependent Variable box and move goal-setting to the Covariates box.

(11) From the Model Fit menu select R, R2, and RMSE (which is the same thing as standard error of estimate).

(12) Save the Jamovi file as Ch14_YourLastName.omv and use it to answer the questions on the worksheet.

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