Search results for author:"Ruth Butler"
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Are positive illusions about academic competence always adaptive, under all circumstances: New results and future directions
International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 50, No. 4 pp. 251–256
The papers in this special issue provide a comprehensive examination of the prevalence and implications of positive biases in perceived academic competence at different ages in different countries. Main results showed that marked positive biases...
Striving to connect and striving to learn: Influences of relational and mastery goals for teaching on teacher behaviors and student interest and help seeking
International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 65, No. 1 (2014) pp. 41–53
We extended a new achievement goal approach to teacher motivation to predict that relational strivings to achieve caring relationships with students and mastery strivings to develop competence have different consequences for teacher behaviors and...
Achievement goals for teaching as predictors of students' perceptions of instructional practices and students' help seeking and cheating
Learning and Instruction Vol. 18, No. 5 pp. 453–467
This study examined a new achievement-goal approach to teacher motivation by testing the predictions that mastery and ability-avoidance goals for teaching would predict students' reports of teacher support for and inhibition of question asking and...
Teachers' goal orientations for teaching: Associations with instructional practices, interest in teaching, and burnout
Learning and Instruction Vol. 20, No. 1 (February 2010) pp. 30–46
Two studies (one longitudinal) were designed to extend Butler's model of teachers' goal orientations for teaching. In Study 1, results from 281 teachers in Germany confirmed the predicted four-factor model comprising mastery, ability-approach,...