ERIC Number: ED214058
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Cross-Cultural Patterns in Achievement Motivation: Ethnic Group and Sex Comparisons in Fiji.
Basow, Susan A.
Achievement motivation recently has been examined as a four-factor construct. Fiji, part of the British Commonwealth, provides an interesting testing ground for the question of different achievement patterns for different ethnic groups. The achievement motivation levels of high school students from four ethnic groups and university students from Fijian and Indo-Fijian ethnic groups were examined using a four-factor scale, self-esteem, and attitudes toward women. Significant ethnic group differences on the achievement motivation and self-esteem measures were found. The pattern of scores differed from the United States pattern, partially accounting for differential educational achievement by ethnic group. Sex differences were found on achievement motivation levels and attitudes measures, similar to those found in the United States. The findings suggest that sex-role socialization may have greater cross-cultural generalizability than achievement socialization. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lafayette Coll., Easton, PA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Fiji