Faculty of Education, Bldg 6
Monash University, Clayton Campus
Melbourne VIC 3800
Tel: (+61 3) 9905 2880
MPsych (Educational & Developmental)
Coping patterns and goal achieving behaviour in the perfectionist
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Helen Watt
The proposed research looks at the perfectionist’s goal orientations, learning and coping strategies within the theoretical framework of self-regulation. It examines how coping patterns and goal approaches play a role in the individual’s mental well-being and school achievement. Kuhl’s theory of Action-Control will be used to analyse the cognitive and behavioural aspects. Goal orientations are based on the 2 x 2 goal theory (Elliot & McGregor).
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- Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE): Postgraduate Student Research Award for outstanding research paper, 2010.
- AARE Motivation & Learning SIG Student Presentation Award for best postgraduate student paper presented at the annual conference, 2010.
- Toh, Y. (2010, Nov.). 2x2 Achievement Goal Framework in Learning and Coping. Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Annual Conference Papers, Melbourne, Nov 28 - Dec 2. ISSN 13249339.
Yvonne was awarded an Australian Association for Research in Education Postgraduate Student Research Award for an outstanding research paper. The annual national competition involved $1,200 and a certificate.
- Toh, Y. (2010, July). Combination of Achievement Goal Effects on Learning Strategies and Coping Skills. International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP) Conference, Melbourne, July 11 - 16.
- Toh, Y. (2009, Nov.). Coping patterns and goal achievement. Paper presented at the APS Educational & Developmental inaugural conference, Melbourne, Nov 27.