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ERIC Number: EJ908872
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0959-4752
Help-Seeking Tendencies during Early Adolescence: An Examination of Motivational Correlates and Consequences for Achievement
Ryan, Allison M.; Shin, Huiyoung
Learning and Instruction, v21 n2 p247-256 Apr 2011
The present study examined the motivational correlates and achievement consequences of students' help-seeking tendencies during sixth grade (N = 217). Students' grades were collected from school records at the beginning and end of the school year. Midway through the year students reported on their academic self-efficacy and social demonstration goals; teachers reported on students' help-seeking tendencies. First quarter grades and academic self-efficacy were positively related to adaptive help seeking and negatively related to avoidant help seeking. In addition, a social demonstration-approach goal was negatively related to adaptive help seeking. Help-seeking tendencies predicted 3rd quarter grades, controlling for 1st quarter grades. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A