ERIC Number: EJ442289
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
The Down Side of Help: An Attributional-Development Analysis of Helping Behavior as a Low-Ability Cue.
Graham, Sandra; Barker, George P.
Journal of Educational Psychology, v82 n1 p7-14 Mar 1990
Two studies with 170 children aged 4-12 years examined the possibility that unsolicited help can serve as a low-ability cue. Targets of unsolicited help are perceived by children as less able students who are less likely to do well and less likely to be desirable workmates. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Special section with title "Motivation and Efficacy in Education: Research and New Directions."