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ERIC Number: EJ835892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
An Examination of Factors Related to Taiwanese Adolescents' Reports of Avoidance Strategies
Shih, Shu-Shen
Journal of Educational Research, v102 n5 p377-388 May-Jun 2009
The author examined how Taiwanese junior high students' perceptions of autonomy support from teachers and parents as well as autonomous and controlled motivations were related to their implicit theories of intelligence. The author also attempted to determine the ability of these constructs to explain students' reports of avoidance strategies including self-handicapping, avoiding help seeking, and avoiding novelty. A total of 461 8th-grade students completed a self-report survey related to the variables of interest. Results lent support to the applicability of the self-determination theory perspective to non-Western cultures. Students who perceived higher levels of autonomy support from teachers displayed more adaptive achievement striving than did their counterparts perceiving lower levels of autonomy support in the learning environment. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan