ERIC Number: ED420395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
The Relationship between Effective Teachers and the Motivation Change of Elementary-School Boys and Girls.
Thibert, Gilles; Karsenti, Thierry P.
Research shows that girls are generally more motivated toward academic activity than boys. This study investigated the effect of teachers on the change of academic motivation in elementary school boys compared to girls. Six Canadian sixth-grade teachers and their students (87 girls and 86 boys) participated in the study. Three teachers were chosen for teaching practices which seemed to favor student motivation; these teachers were randomly matched with teachers from the same sociocultural context. Student motivation was assessed at least three times in all the sixth-grade classes. The results of the student motivation scales indicate that a balance tends to occur between girls' and boys' motivation at the elementary-school level. In motivated classrooms, boys' motivation seems to increase more than that of girls, while in less motivated classrooms, girls' motivation decreases more than that of boys. Contains 20 references. (JPB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada