ERIC Number: EJ469886
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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The Role of Cooperative Reward Interdependency in Success and Failure.
Harris, Abigail M.; Covington, Martin V.
Journal of Experimental Education, v61 n2 p151-68 Win 1993
Self-worth-related consequences of success and failure for low and high performers under cooperative and competitive reward structure were compared in 282 middle school students solving puzzles. Results illustrate that, regardless of reward structure, success and failure play a critical role in reducing the impact of individual performance differences. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Comparative Analysis, Competition, Educational Cooperation, High Achievement, Individual Differences, Intermediate Grades, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Low Achievement, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Recognition (Achievement), Rewards, Self Esteem, Social Reinforcement, Student Motivation, Success
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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