Students’ Social Goals and Outcomes  
	Daniel L. McCollum, University of Houston – Clear Lake, TX

Social goals are cognitive representations of desired social outcomes that have 
an impact in academics. Social goals have been linked to motivation and performance 
in young students. However, the role of social goals in college student achievement 
needs to be addressed. An instrument was created to measure social goals of college 
students. Seven types of social goals were identified and correlated with the 
learning engagement outcomes of peer learning, help-seeking, and effort regulation. 
Some of the social goals had significant relationships with the outcomes.
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