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ERIC Number: EJ773676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 74
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0973
The Roles of Instructional Practices and Motivation in Writing Performance
Lam, Shui-Fong; Law, Yin-Kum
Journal of Experimental Education, v75 n2 p145-164 Win 2007
The authors investigated what and how instructional practices are related to students' motivation and performance in writing. The participants were 6 teacher interns and their (N = 209) secondary-school students in Hong Kong. In a 3-session instruction unit, the teacher interns taught their students how to write an expository essay. The students completed the essay and then a questionnaire to report their motivation in the task and their perception of the instruction. Results of structural equation modeling showed that students' motivation mediated the effects of instructional practices on writing performance. The authors found that when the teachers adopted more motivating teaching strategies, the students were more motivated. When the students were more motivated, they, in turn, had better performance in writing. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong