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ERIC Number: EJ933169
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8731
Examining the Valuing of Schooling as a Motivational Indicator of American Indian Students: Perspectives Based on a Model of Future Oriented Motivation and Self-Regulation
Brickman, Stephanie; McInerney, Dennis M.; Martin, Amy
Journal of American Indian Education, v48 n2 p33-54 2009
There is an extensive research history related to understanding how educational institutions can better serve the American Indian student. However, there is little research on how the sociocultural context shapes perceptions of the future and impacts student achievement. This study investigates who the sociocultural context of home and school influences the perceived importance of an education to the future and how these perceptions are related to the present goals that the American Indian student pursues in the classroom, thus affecting achievement. The results of the study are interpreted in the context of a theoretical model (Miller & Brickman, 2004). The results of this study suggest that successful American Indian students desire to learn for the sake of understanding are willing to put forth effort to do so. Additionally, multiple regression analyses revealed that specific types of present goals predicted valuing of school for the future, their intentions to further their education and GPA. Implications for practice based upon the results of this study and the model suggest interventions that can be implemented by teachers and parents.
Center for Indian Education. Arizona State University, College of Education, P.O. Box 871311, Tempe, AZ 95287-1311. Tel: 480-965-6292; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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