ERIC Number: ED159583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Daily Experience of High School Students.
Mayers, Patrick L.; And Others
A beginning step in understanding intrinsic motivation in school can occur through examination of adolescents' subjective experience and the relationship between enjoyment and school learning. Subjects (85) filled out self-report forms, recording their level of concentration, moods, feelings and activities at random times during the waking hours of a normal week in their lives. Hypothesized is that when students perceive their classes as providing challenges which match their skills, they experience positive affect and involvement (theory of flow). The results indicate that indeed the students' energy in classes is related to their perception of the balance of challenges and skills. Suggestions for future research emerging from this study are proferred. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: N/A
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