Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD. Student of‌ Educational psychology

2 Assistant professor/Lorestan University


The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between achievement goal orientation and academic engagement, by examining the mediating functions of perceived school climate and academic self-efficacy. The method of research was descriptive – correlational Type of path analysis and the statistical population included all students of all secondary school students of khorammabad in the academic year 2021-2022, that among the samples, 334 students are entered to the analysis by were selected using random cluster sampling. The data are collected by Achievement Goal Questionnaire Scale Elliot and McGregor (2002), School Climate Perception Scale Jia and (2009), Academic Efficacy Scale Patrick, Hicks and Ryan (1997) and Study Engagement Scale (Reeve, 2013). The path analysis method was used to evaluate the relationships between variables. The results show that both mastery-approach goals and performance-avoidance goals have a positive, direct, predictive effect on students’ academic engagement. Additionally, both goal orientations indirectly predict academic engagement through perceived school climate and academic self-efficacy, separately. This study highlights the role of environmental as well as personal factors in facilitating self-regulated learning among students.


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