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ERIC Number: EJ811120
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
Group Work as a Strategy for Attribution Retraining in the Asian Educational Context of Singapore
Koh, Caroline
Asia Pacific Education Review, v9 n2 p81-93 Apr 2008
The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of group work as a strategy for attribution retraining and improving students' motivational styles. Students were first categorised into one of three motivational styles: learned helplessness, self-worth motivation and mastery orientation. In the intervention procedure, selected students from each of these three categories were subjected to an intervention procedure requiring the students to work in groups, with the emphasis on personal effort as the major contributor to group success. Post-intervention assessment of motivation showed an improvement in the motivation of self-worth motivated students although there was generally a decrease in mastery orientation amongst students in both the control as well as the experimental groups. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore