ERIC Number: ED106739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The Motivational Component of Stated Expectancies in Children at Two Developmental Levels.
Stewart, James T.; Blaess, Donna A.
This study examined students at two different age levels to determine if those forced into having valid expectations tended to exhibit increased motivation and, by extention, improved performance. Motivation was determined by measuring both student performance and the time spent on the performance task. Eighty students from two grade levels (six and ten) took part in the experiment. Materials used consisted of a booklet of line-drawing problems. Predicted differences in performance for subjects in the two conditions failed to materialize. While the data from this study tended to be somewhat nonsupportive, certain results seemed to offer sufficient incentive to prompt modifications in the instruments and the sample population for future investigation. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975)