ERIC Number: ED137456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Achievement Motivation and Black Children. IRCD Bulletin, Volume XI, Number 4, Fall, 1976.
Banks, W. Curtis; McQuater, Gregory V.
This scholarly report critiques and analyzes material on factors affecting motivation of black children. Different aspects of research in the area are explored. Of particular interest is the research on task-liking. This research indicates that blacks and whites have been shown to assume the same degree of effort orientation toward tasks of high and low interest. Such findings refute the arguments of those who hold that blacks are less able to sustain effort orientations than are whites. Research articles are reviewed and criticized. (Author/BS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Inst. for Urban and Minority Education.