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Keywords

Motivation in education;

Abstract

This paper explores the implications of achievement goal theory for addressing motivational problems in the classroom. First, the basic elements of achievement goal theory are described and relevant empirical research that follows from this framework is reviewed. Next, the implications of achievement goal theory for designing motivationally healthy classroom environments as well as the potential obstacles to successful implementation of these design principles are examined.

A major conclusion of this review is that achievement goal theory provides an important preventative approach to addressing motivational problems in the classroom. Implications of this preventative approach to addressing motivational problems for the school psychologist are discussed.

Year of Submission

2002

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Donald W. Schmits

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Date Original

2002

Object Description

1 PDF file (50 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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