ERIC Number: EJ538519
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Motivation and Learning Environment Differences in Inner-City Middle School Students.
Waxman, Hersholt C.; Huang, Shwu-Yong L.
Journal of Educational Research, v90 n2 p93-102 Nov-Dec 1996
Reports a study that examined resilient and nonresilient urban middle school students' perceptions of their classroom learning environment. Data analysis revealed that resilient students had higher perceptions of involvement, task orientation, rule clarity, pacing, satisfaction, and feedback than nonresilient students did. Resilient students also had higher social self-concept, achievement motivation, and academic self-concept. (SM)
Descriptors: Blacks, Classroom Environment, Family Influence, Hispanic Americans, Inner City, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Low Income Groups, Mathematics Achievement, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Resilience (Personality), Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Urban Environment, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A