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ERIC Number: ED037771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Pages: 170
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Motivation to Achieve in School. Final Report.
Adkins, Dorothy C.; And Others
This research on motivation has been focused on (a) development of a measure of motivation of young children to achieve in school, a measure consonant with a five-faceted theory of constituents of motivation, and (b) a curriculum for teaching motivation to preschool children, also grounded in the theory. The resulting measure, Jumpgookies, is an objective-projective device consisting of dichotomous items. The test has been given to 1,607 children in the United States and 668 children in grades one, two, and four in Hawaii. Item difficulty indices and item test correlation coefficients have been studied, and data for each group and for various combinations of groups have been factor analyzed. Results of the first attempts to teach motivation to preschool children are regarded as sufficiently promising to warrant intensive efforts. Plans for extending this work to children both younger and older than preschoolers are being pursued. Follow-up of the groups involved in the study is also projected. (author/KJ)
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Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Education Research and Development Center.