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ERIC Number: EJ924365
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1387-1579
Classroom Climate and Motivated Behaviour in Secondary Schools
Anderson, Angelika; Hamilton, Richard J.; Hattie, John
Learning Environments Research, v7 n3 p211-225 Sep 2004
For some children, school failure is attributed to a lack in motivation. This article reports a study of motivation from an ecological perspective, considering the individual in interaction with the meaningful environment. Unlike much of the motivational literature that measures motivation in terms of constructs that are assessed largely via self-report, the dependent variables used in this study were three measures of more immediate classroom behaviours: participation, self-reported engagement, and task completion. The results show that aspects of classroom climate are significantly related to all of these measures of motivation. Implications for practice are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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