Development of Achievement Motivation
- Allan Wigfield
- Jacquelynne Eccles
This book discusses research and theory on how motivation changes as children progress through school, gender differences in motivation, and motivational differences as an aspect of ethnicity. Motivation is discussed within the context of school achievement as well as athletic and musical performance.
The primary audiences are masters and doctoral level graduate students in departments of psychology, educational psychology, and human development who have an interest in motivation. Faculty memebers studying or interested in motivation also will be interested. The book might be of interest to advanced undergraduate students as well.