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ERIC Number: EJ847507
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1053-1890
Six Motivational Reasons for Low School Achievement
Reiss, Steven
Child & Youth Care Forum, v38 n4 p219-225 Aug 2009
Reiss ("The normal personality: a new way of thinking about people." Cambridge University Press, New York, 2008) empirically derived a reliable and valid taxonomy of 16 life motives ("psychological needs"). The model suggests six motivational reasons for low achievement in school. Low achievement may be motivated by fear of failure (high need for acceptance), incuriosity (low need for cognition), lack of ambition (low need for power), spontaneity (low need for order), lack of responsibility (low need for honor), and combativeness (high need for vengeance). For junior and senior high school students, the Reiss School Motivation Profile provides a standardized assessment of the six motivational forces. Each motive for low achievement has different implications for intervention.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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