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ERIC Number: EJ1111717
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 38
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2014-3591
'Well, I Have to Write That": A Cross-Case Qualitative Analysis of Young Writers' Motivations to Write
Magnifico, Alecia Marie
International Journal of Educational Psychology, v2 n1 p19-55 Feb 2013
Hickey (2003), taking a "stridently sociocultural" position on motivation, notes that conceptualizations of motivation must shift to successfully study "motivation-in-context" (p. 401 ). This study represents an attempt to navigate such a shift. Rather than taking established understandings of achievement goals and motivation orientations as given, this interview-based, qualitative analysis examines three creative writing environments--a secondary classroom, an extracurricular arts program, and an online game community--and analyzes adolescent participants' understandings of their writing goals and motivations to write in particular settings. While such an approach relies on self-report and thus cannot capture implicit cognitions, its goal is to shed light on relationships among writers, contexts, and cognitions--and how traditional motivational paradigms may need to be amended to engage with such questions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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