ERIC Number: EJ431913
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Investigating the Effects of the Classroom Learning Environment on Students' Motivation in Social Studies.
Knight, Stephanie L.; Waxman, Hersholt C.
Journal of Social Studies Research, v14 n1 p1-12 Win 1990
Investigates the relationship between social studies classroom environment and student motivation. Correlates several environmental variables with three motivational constructs (academic motivation, academic self-concept, and social self-concept) among 157 sixth grade, predominantly Hispanic students. Finds student satisfaction significantly affects all three motivation dimensions. Indicates directions for further research. Appends tables showing measurement instruments and results. (CH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, Correlation, Elementary Education, Grade 6, Hispanic Americans, Instructional Effectiveness, Multiple Regression Analysis, Outcomes of Education, Questionnaires, Satisfaction, Self Concept, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Student Educational Objectives, Student Motivation
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A