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This study aimed at exploring the relationship between goal orientation (GO) and the feedback-seeing behavior (FSB). The sample consisted of 330 students from four sections which were chosen randomly from the university requirements of the Hashemite University.These courses were chosen purposively because they contain students from different faculties and majors. The students completed the GO and the FSB questionnaires. The results showed that the females adopted learning-approach goals, but the males adopted performance-approach goals. Concerning the FSB, students sought self-validation feedback. In respect to gender differences in FSB, males sought self-validation feedback, whereas females sought self-improvement feedback. The results also showed that there was a negative correlation between performance-approach goals and self-improvement feedback, but there was a positive correlation between performance-approach goals and self-improvement feedback. Learning-approach goals were positively correlated with self-improvement feedback, but correlated negatively with self-validation feedback.



Goal orientation feedback-seeking behavior self-improvement feedback self-validation feedback Hashemite University.

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