ERIC Number: ED447585
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Facilitating Conditions for School Motivation.
Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; McInerney, Dennis M.
Primary and high school students (277 in grades 5-6; 615 in grades 7-12) in the United States (47 percent boys) responded to 26 items of the Facilitating Conditions Questionnaire (FCQ). Results indicate 7 distinct FCQ factors: perceived value of schooling; affect toward schooling; peer positive academic climate (Peer Positive); encouragement from parents (Parent Positive); encouragement from teachers; and pressure from peers (Peer Negative) and parents (Parents Negative). Peer-negative and parent-negative constructs were correlated positively with each other but negatively with all the positive constructs, providing support for convergent and discriminant validity. These factors were invariant across the primary and high school subsamples. Significantly weaker perceptions of facilitating conditions and strong perceptions of negative conditions found in high school students call for attention from educational practitioners and researchers. (Contains 5 pages of references.) (DFR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (13th, Hong Kong, January 4-8, 2000).