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Decision Making in High School Students: An Assessment in terms of Fear of Negative Evaluation and Achievement Goals

Journal: Humanistic Perspective (Vol.2, No. 2)

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Page : 68-80

Keywords : High school students; decision making; achievement goals; fear of negative evaluation; adolescence;

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The purpose of this research is to assess the decision making characteristics within the context of fear of negative evaluation and achievement goals. In this research, relational screening model has been used since the purpose is to present the relationships between the determined variables. The samples for the research consist of 335 high school students in total from İstanbul's different high schools in 2017-2018 academic year, of which 174 are girls and 161 are boys. For gathering the research data, ‘Personal Information Form', ‘Decision-Making Scale', ‘Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale', and ‘Achievement Goal Scale' have been taken advantage of. Based on the findings, it is understood that there are significant relationships between high school students' decision making sub-dimension and their fear of negative evaluation scores. Nonetheless, there are significant relationships between achievement goals and complacency, panic, and copping-out scores. AlsoIn addition, it is seen that the fear of negative evaluation is a predictive variable in all decision making sub-dimensions. On the other hand, it is found out that achievement goals significant predictive in only self-esteem in decision making and vigilance scores. These results have been discussed based on the findings in the literature, and various suggestions have been made for both practitioners and researchers.

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