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ERIC Number: EJ965861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0256-2928
Multiple Contexts, Motivation and Student Engagement in the USA and Russia
Elliott, Julian G.; Tudge, Jonathan
European Journal of Psychology of Education, v27 n2 p161-175 Jun 2012
In this article, we outline the need to draw upon multiple contexts to gain meaningful understanding of factors that have a significant bearing upon student achievement motivation and engagement. In calling for theoretical approaches that can accommodate the complexities involved, we suggest that Bronfenbrenner's bioecological theory offers valuable insights. We subsequently draw upon a comparative study of student achievement motivation in the USA and Russia to demonstrate some of the methodological and substantive contributions that this theory offers. We also raise some of the inherent challenges and difficulties that result from such complex analyses but conclude that the rich and broad range of insights gained can offer much to those tasked with helping students to fulfil their educational potential.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia; United States