ERIC Number: ED035952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Cognitive Style in Maryland Ninth-Graders: I. Achievement Motivation, Productivity. Report No. 60.
Antwisle, Doris R.; Greenberger, Ellen
In a survey of ninth graders in and around Baltimore, Maryland, in the spring of 1968, several cognitive style variables were measured. The sample of students was divided by sex, IQ level, and residential locus. This report discusses achievement motivation and productivity (the number of words written in achievement motivation stories). The achievement motive measure is shown to have low reliability, so the major part of the report deals with productivity. Productivity is higher for girls than boys across all schools, and is lower in rural than in urban schools. Race per se, with social class and IQ controlled, is not a significant source of variance. Productivity, it is speculated, may be a good indicant of academic socialization. Productivity data are discussed also in terms of current research in the language-and-cognition domain. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Baltimore County Board of Education, Towson, MD.