ERIC Number: ED339081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
The Academic Motivations of Students Who Are Discipline Problems.
Roquemore, Barbara C.; And Others
This study examined the academic motivation of the first students (25 from each school) in the 1990-91 school year in each of 4 schools in grades 9 through 12 who were suspended from school or placed in in-school suspension programs for repeated offenses (disrupting class, exhibiting aggressive behavior toward school authorities or peers, or refusing to follow directions or accept punishment). The Student Motivation Diagnostic Questionnaire was administered to the students. Findings indicated that students in all four schools scored lowest in the areas of self-concept and attitudes toward teachers. It is suggested that intervention programs could counteract students' low self-concepts and negative attitudes toward teachers. Such programs would include: parent training; teacher staff development; school programs that focus on one-on-one relationships with students; remediation of academic difficulties and administrative monitoring of individual teachers and evaluation of the school environment. Four tables are included. (11 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators (New Orleans, LA, March 1991).