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ERIC Number: ED071009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 201
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An Investigation of the Effects of An Experimental Training Program Using Achievement Motivation Training Concepts.
Smith, Robert Leonard
This study explores the effects of an experimental training program on the achievement motivation level and other related characteristics for late adolescent age students. The five month training program consisted of the following: (1) Cognitive teaching: teaching the thoughts, feelings, and action strategies associated with the high achiever; (2) in group learning: experiencing the thoughts, feelings, and action strategies through (a) observation and modeling, and (b) simulated experiences; (3) out-group application: practicing learned principles through goal setting. An analysis of the data showed that the Experimental Training Program was significantly effective in increasing achievement motivation level and in reducing external control feelings. However, the treatment was ineffective in reducing fear of failure feelings. Further analysis revealed nonsignificant changes in grades and in instructors ratings of students. General aptitude was not critical in determining whether one could benefit from the program. A significant negative correlation between achievement motivation and external control feelings was found. (Author/WS)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Michigan