ERIC Number: ED169953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
A Practitioner's Guide to Concepts and Measures of Motivation.
Keller, John M.; And Others
This guidebook was designed to familiarize educational practitioners--teachers, developers, counselors, administrators--with several concepts of motivation and methods of measuring them. Six concepts, or approaches, that are particularly relevant to understanding motivation in education are considered: achievement motivation, locus of control, curiosity and arousal seeking, anxiety, general academic motivation, and motivation and attitude. For each of these concepts, a brief explanation is provided, together with a summary of principles, some suggestions for applying this knowledge, and descriptions of measurement instruments selected on the basis of their availability and applicability in an educational context. A bibliography is included. (Author/BBM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Anxiety, Curiosity, Educational Attitudes, Guides, Locus of Control, Motivation, Personality Measures, Psychological Testing, Student Motivation, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources, Syracuse, NY.