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Achievement and Motivation : A Social-Developmental Perspective - Ann K. Boggiano

Achievement and Motivation

A Social-Developmental Perspective

By: Ann K. Boggiano (Editor), Thane S. Pittman (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 29th January 1993
ISBN: 9780521322201
Number Of Pages: 304

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The basic theme of this book concerns the relations between motivation and achievement, particularly as they relate to educational settings. The issues are addressed from a social-developmental perspective. The book is organized into three sections. The development of intrinsic and extrinsic motivational orientations is addressed in the first section, where contributors offer their latest account of the distinction between the two orientations, emphasizing how the two motivational systems develop. The effects of motivational orientations on interpersonal interaction and on creativity are addressed in the two subsequent chapters. The second section focuses on the relation between motivation and the experience of competence. Three chapters address the development of competence, affect, and motivation from grade school to junior high; the effects of competence information on intrinsic motivation; and the development of competence assessment processes. In the third section the relation between motivation and achievement is explored. Two chapters discuss the effect of extrinsic pressures on self-regulation, and on the relations among intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, performance, motivational style and learned helplessness. Finally, the concepts of optimal degrees of pressure and performance, and of defensive behavior in the form of self-handicapping, are discussed in the last two chapters. A final summary chapter provides an overview of the basic themes of the book.

"...will be useful to professionals familiar or interested in the social-cognitive approach to achievement." William G. Graziano, Contemporary Psychology

Psychological perspectives on motivation and achievement
Intrinsic Motivation
The initiation and regulation of intrinsically motivated learning and achievement
Intrinsic and extrinsic motivational orientations in peer interactions
The motivation for creativity in children
Competence and Motivation
The relationship between perceived competence, affect, and motivational orientation within the classroom: processes and patterns of change
Competence processes and achievement motivation: implications for intrinsic motivation
Developmental changes in competence assessment
Motivation and Achievement
When achievement is not intrinsically motivated: a theory of internalization and self-regulation in school
Children's achievement-related behaviors: the role of extrinsic and intrinsic motivational orientations Cheryl Flink
On being psyched up but not psyched out: an optimal pressure model of achievement motivation
Self-handicapping and achievement
Divergent approaches to the study of motivation and achievement: the central role of extrinsic/intrinsic orientations
Name index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521322201
ISBN-10: 0521322200
Series: Cambridge Studies in Social and Emotional Development
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 29th January 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.62