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.
@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Coverage of the major theories and constructs in the motivation field
- Focus on developmental issues across the elementary and secondary school period
- Discussion of instructional and theoretical issues regarding motivation
- Consideration of gender and ethnic differences in motivation
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.
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- © Academic Press 2002
- 1st February 2002
- Academic Press
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"In this collection of literature reviews and summarized research reports, there are admirably detailed and authoritative discussions of a wide range of constructs and theories related to achievement motivation and its development. They will provide valuable introductions for graduate students and other researchers in developmental and educational psychology, and should serve the important purpose of bringing the two fields closer together." -CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY "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... A single-volume collection of this scope is probably unique. It will be enormously helpful to graduate students and faculty." --CHOICE "Prominent scholars in the fields of education, psychology, and human development provide an overview of current theoretical models of children's achievement motivation, with an ephasis on gender and ethnic differences in motivation, and attempt to provide some definitional clarity to a somewhat fragmentary field." --BOOK NEWS
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