ERIC Number: ED219438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship of Self-Perceptions and Achievement Motives in Norwegian Children.
Lillemyr, Ole Fredrik
Self-perception is considered a central issue in several psychological fields, especially in research on learning and personality. Self concept, or self perceptions, are viewed as intertwined with an individual's experiences and interpersonal relations in the environment. There seems to be a close relationship between self-perception and motivation shown in research on classroom interactions. A positive classroom climate stimulates the students' emotional responses to the group, their self concepts and motivations toward legitimate educational goals. The study was conducted to test the relationship between different aspects of self perception, as well as between self perception and motives in Norwegian children. The trends were compared to studies done with children in the United States. Results of the study indicated children high in Motive for Success had high self perceptions. However, children high in Motive to Avoid Failure had low self perceptions. The findings were confirmed, though modified, through a discriminant function analysis. Discriminant function results need further elaboration in future research before generalizations can be attempted. (Author/DWH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (66th, New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).