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ERIC Number: EJ815778
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 109
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6297
A Review of Conceptions of Ability and Related Motivational Constructs in Achievement Motivation
Li, Weidong, Lee, Amelia
Quest, v56 n4 p439-461 Nov 2004
Over the past 20 years, many theories on achievement motivation have been established to understand the complex interaction of motivational variables and identify the conditions that can enhance individuals' motivation. This review explores the role of conceptions of ability, its relations to other major motivational frameworks and factors affecting individuals' conceptions of ability, with the goal of identifying the major contributions to the research knowledge base. Research findings show that beliefs about the nature of ability are critical elements to all other major theories. Conceptions of ability and all other major theories directly affect motivational patterns and outcomes. Finally, based on the literature reviewed, a conceptual theoretical model is proposed. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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