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ERIC Number: ED156935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 15
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Changes in Student Motivational Structure During Adolescence: A Pilot Study.
Gnagey, William J.
This is a cross-sectional, descriptive study of the motivational profiles of 524 students from grade 7 through the freshman year in college. A new Motivation Inventory was administered to all students. This instrument measures six classes of needs referred to by Abraham Maslow as physiological, safety, love and belonging, esteem, self-actualization and need to know. The results partially support Maslow's prepotency principle. Scores of males and females diverge abruptly in the 10th grade. Parallels exist with Robert E. Nixon's cognitive stage of development. It appears that while the ninth grade teacher may be able to operate with similar motivating devices for both sexes, the teacher of upperclassmen must allow for different activities and payoffs for boys and girls. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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