Goal Theory:
Elliot's AGQ Questionnaire

Achievement Goal Questionnaire (AGQ)
Consider what you goals for this course; that is, what are trying to accomplish during this course.
Indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with each of the 18 statements listed below,
using the following 4-point scale:

Circle 1 to communciate "Strongly Disagree"
Circle 2 to communicate "Disagree"
Circle 3 to communicate "Agree"
Circle 4 to communicate "Strongly Agree"



Circle One:
   
   
1 2 3 4 5
  1. It is important to me to do better than the other students.
   
1 2 3 4 5
  2. I often think to myself, "What if I do badly in this class?"
   
1 2 3 4 5
  3. I want to learn as much as possible from this class.
   

1 2 3 4 5

  4 .In a class like this, I prefer course material that really challenges me so I can learn new things.
   
1 2 3 4 5
  5. I worry about the possibility of getting a bad grade in this class.
   
1 2 3 4 5
  6. My fear of performing poorly in this class is often what motivates me.
   
1 2 3 4 5
  7. My goal in this class is to get a better grade than most of the students.
   

1 2 3 4 5

  8. In a class like this, I prefer course material that arouses my curiosity, even if it is difficult to learn.
   
1 2 3 4 5
  9. I just want to avoid doing poorly in this class.
   

1 2 3 4 5

  10. I'm afraid that if I ask my instructor a "dumb" question, he or she might not think I'm very smart.
   
1 2 3 4 5
  11. I am motivated by the thought of outperforming my peers.
   
1 2 3 4 5
  12. I desire to completely master the material presented in this class.
   
1 2 3 4 5
  13. It is important to me to do well compared to others in the class.
   
1 2 3 4 5
  14. I hope to have gained a broader and deeper knowledge when I am done with this class.
   

1 2 3 4 5

  15. I want to do well in this class to show my ability to my family, friends, advisors, or others.
   
1 2 3 4 5
  16. My goal for this class is to avoid performing poorly.
   
1 2 3 4 5
  17. I am striving to demonstrate my ability relative to others in this class.
   

1 2 3 4 5

  18. It is important for me to understand the content of this course as thoroughly as possible.
   


Scoring Key
 
Performance: Approach Goals (M = 2.49, SD = 0.63)
Add up the numbers from the following six items and divide by six: 1, 7, 11, 13, 15, 17
 
Performance: Avoidance Goals (M = 2.25, SD = 0.77)
Add up the numbers from the following siz items and divide by six: 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 16
 
Mastery Goals (M = 3.23, SD = 0.50)
Add up the numbers from the following six items and divide by six: 3, 4, 8, 12, 14, 18