Development of achievement motivation /

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Imprint:San Diego : Academic Press, c2002.
Description:xvii, 366 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series:Educational psychology series
Educational psychology series (Academic Press)
Subject:Achievement motivation in children.
Academic achievement.
Achievement motivation in children.
Motivation in education.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Wigfield, Allan.
Eccles, Jacquelynne S.
ISBN:0127500537 (alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This book is ideal for readers looking for a single-volume work detailing various theoretical models that explain children's achievement motivation. The editors have brought together many of the major writers in achievement motivation. There are chapters by Covington, Dweck, Eccles, Graham, Newman, Pintrich, Stipek, and several others who have made rich contributions to the research literature in the last 20 years. The four sections reflect questions related, in section 1, to children's sense of competency including Covington's historic work on self-worth theory, children's motives for achievement with helpful discussions of gender and ethnic group differences in section 2, a developmental view of the relationship between motivation and behavior in section 3, and the impact of instruction on students' motivation in section 4. Rather than supporting one particular theoretical bias, the editors have made a concerted attempt to represent the somewhat divided state of the discipline. A single-volume collection of this scope is probably unique. It will be enormously helpful to graduate students and faculty. D. E. Tanner California State University, Fresno

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