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ERIC Number: EJ905343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-1359-8139
Role of Motivation in the Moral and Religious Judgment of Mathematically Gifted Adolescents
Nokelainen, Petri; Tirri, Kirsi
High Ability Studies, v21 n2 p101-116 Dec 2010
In this paper we investigate whether the level of motivation among mathematically gifted adolescents is related to their moral and religious judgment. The sample consists of first-year students (N = 20) at a Finnish private and independent boarding school specializing in mathematics. We formulated the following research questions: (RQ1) Is the level of motivation related to moral judgment? (RQ2) Is the level of motivation related to religious judgment? (RQ3) Does motivation play a moderating role between moral and religious judgment? The results showed that intrinsic goal orientation was related to moral judgment (RQ1), fear of failure was related to religious judgment (RQ2), and intrinsic goal orientation played a moderating role between moral and religious judgment. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Defining Issues Test; Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale