L'expérience d'émotions négatives chez les étudiants universitaires : le rôle des buts d'accomplissement et de l'estime de soi contingente

Authors: Blouin, Patrick
Advisor: Guay, Frédéric
Abstract: Using the 2x2 achievement goal framework (Elliot & McGregor, 2001), our objective was to validate a model that includes personality, program of study, achievement goals and contingent self-esteem in order to explain why some students are more likely to experience shame, guilt, and anxiety during their college education. A total of 172 psychology, education and social work undergraduates participated in this study. Results from path analysis partially supported our hypotheses. More precisely, results show that students whose self-esteem is contingent on their academic performances are more at risk to experience feelings of guilt, shame and anxiety during their studies. Furthermore, ours results suggest that the program of study can be a predictor of student’s achievement goals. Compared to students in education and social work, psychology undergraduates were more likely to have performance-approach goals. In turn, these performance-approach goals exerted a positive predictive influence on contingent self-esteem. Results are discussed in light of the 2 x 2 achievement goal framework and the contingent self-esteem literature.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2011
Open Access Date: 18 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/22928
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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