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ERIC Number: EJ1024265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 164
ISSN: ISSN-0046-1520
A Developmental, Person-Centered Approach to Exploring Multiple Motivational Pathways in Gifted Underachievement
Snyder, Kate E.; Linnenbrink-Garcia, Lisa
Educational Psychologist, v48 n4 p209-228 2013
Research on underachieving gifted students has uncovered a large number of characteristics differentiating gifted underachieving and achieving students. However, less is known about the way in which underachievement develops across schooling. Using a person-centered theoretical framework and key constructs from current motivational theories, we propose that there are multiple developmental trajectories in underachievement that arise from early school experiences. Two primary pathways are proposed: (a) a Maladaptive Competence Beliefs Pathway whereby underachievement results from the development of particular beliefs about giftedness and maladaptive coping behaviors, and (b) a Declining Value Beliefs Pathway in which underachievement develops from declining value beliefs and increasing perceptions of costs associated with academics. Avenues for future empirical research with these pathways are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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