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Method Questionnaire (CL-NET)
Description A questionnaire on the goal orientation and motivational beliefs of students was carried out in (all countries of the project.

"The item pool to be used as a basis for constructing measurement instruments was based on an integrative account of action-theoretical and goal-theoretical perspectives on motivation. An item pool consisting of 67 items was constructed that incorporated various aspects related to student motivation, like: action control, need for cognition, goal, learning, performance, avoidance orientation, means ends beliefs of effort, ability, luck, agency beliefs of ability, self-assessment motive, self estimation, anxiety, and study habits.

Four sets of items were used for the study: A shorter and simpler version of the full questionnaire was constructed to be used with the younger pupils from Belgium, The Netherlands, Greece, and Italy (35 items). Two modified questionnaires with some scales excluded and some others added were used for the two projects in Finland. The original full questionnaire with some additional items and modifications was used only with two samples in The Netherlands." (Simons, 1999, p. 6)

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