Approbation of the error-oriented motivation scale by K.L. Schell (eoms)

Publication type Article
Status Published
Occupation: Associate professor of Department of pedagogy and psychology of social systems management
Affiliation: National technical university “Kharkiv polytechnic institute”
Address: Kharkiv, Kharkiv, Kyrpychova street, 2, Ukraine
Occupation: Associate professor of Department of pedagogy and psychology of social systems management
Affiliation: National technical university “Kharkiv polytechnic institute”
Address: Kharkiv, Kyrpychova street, 2, Ukraine
Journal namePsikhologicheskii zhurnal
EditionVolume 41 Issue 2

The article presents the results of approbation of The Error-Oriented Motivation Scale on the Russian sample (N = 467) (EOMS: The Error-Oriented Motivation Scale). The questionnaire allows to assess the level of respondent’s motivation in situations of mistake on one of three directions. The orientation of motivation to learn from mistakes reflects a person’s willingness to recognize mistakes, find and eliminate the causes of their occurrence, and is also an indirect indicator of positive self-attitude (Cronbach’s α – 0.777). The orientation of motivation to feel anxiety about making mistakes indicates a person’s obsession with avoiding mistakes, this manifests itself in repeated and intrusive double-checking of work results, which negatively affects the speed of its implementation, and also reduces the creative potential of activities (Cronbach’s α – 0.791). The orientation of motivation to conceal mistakes reflects a person’s need to maintain an image of infallibility in the eyes of others, which leads to a lack of reflection on the sources and causes of mistakes, and also does not contribute to personal and professional growth (Cronbach’s α – 0.749). A confirmatory factor analysis confirmed the three-factor structure of the questionnaire (χ2 =519.44, RMSEA=0.06, CFI=0.94, CI=0.9-0.6). As a result of testing, it was shown that the Russian-language version of the questionnaire is a valid psychometric tool with a high retest reliability, which can be used not only to assess the response to errors, but also more widely as a predictor of the respondent's professional or educational success.

KeywordsReaction to a mistake, achievement motivation, self-attitude, internality
Publication date04.03.2020
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