ERIC Number: EJ550057
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
"Should I Ask for Help?" The Role of Motivation and Attitudes in Adolescents' Help Seeking in Math Class.
Ryan, Allison M.; Pintrich, Paul R.
Journal of Educational Psychology, v89 n2 p329-41 Jun 1997
Motivational influences on help-seeking behavior in mathematics were studied with 203 seventh and eighth graders. Perceived benefits and threats were important influences on avoidance of help-seeking behavior, but only benefits predicted adaptive help seeking. Social competence had an indirect effect on avoidance of help seeking. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Version of a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 1995).