ERIC Number: ED241500
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Conceptual Study of Students' Sense of Efficacy. Final Report.
Greene, Jennifer C.
This final report summarizes the purpose, procedures, and results of a study, initiated in 1980, which investigated the interrelationships among motivational variables related to 423 fourth through sixth grade students' sense of efficacy in the classroom, or classroom motivation. Sense of efficacy was initially defined as a student's perception of personal control over and responsibility for classroom learning experiences. This was construed as a dynamic process involving interactions among motivational and achievement characteristics of the learning environment. Measures of both personal characteristics and classroom characteristics were included. The study explored linkages among different motivational theories and conceptualized motivation as influenced both by person and situation characteristics. Study results are presented in three parts. First, results of analyses of interrelationships among student motivational and achievement variables are summarized. Second, the results of analyses of the classroom data set alone are presented, and third, findings regarding the relationships between student and classroom characteristics are listed. (Seventeen tables based on data analysis are included in the document.) (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Individual Characteristics, Intermediate Grades, Locus of Control, Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Motivation, Student Responsibility, Teacher Behavior, Teaching Methods, Time on Task
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island Univ., Kingston.