ERIC Number: EJ307222
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The Self-Worth Theory of Achievement Motivation: Findings and Implications.
Covington, Martin V.
Elementary School Journal, v85 n1 p5-20 Sep 1984
Describes the self-worth theory of achievement motivation, the research generated under this model, and the implications of this research for classroom teaching. Discusses developmental changes in ability perceptions and the conflict between strategies employed by students to maintain a sense of worthiness in the face of failure and the prevailing work-ethic of teachers. (CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Avoidance Behavior; Self Worth Theory; Work Ethic