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King, Ronnel B.; McInerney, Dennis M. – Educational Psychologist, 2014
Culture influences basic motivational processes; however, Western theories of achievement motivation seem to have neglected the role of culture. They are inadequate when trying to explain student motivation and engagement across a wide range of cultural groups because they may not have the conceptual tools needed to handle culturally relevant…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Cultural Influences, Educational Theories, Educational Psychology
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Allen, Kelly A.; Ryan, Tracii; Gray, DeLeon L.; McInerney, Dennis M.; Waters, Lea – Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2014
As social media use is rising among adolescents, the issue of whether this use leads to positive or negative outcomes warrants greater understanding. This article critically reviews the literature related to this important topic. Specifically, we examine how social media use affects social connectedness in terms of three elements of adolescent…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Mass Media Use, Social Capital
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McInerney, Dennis M. – Educational Psychology Review, 2004
A growing area of research in educational psychology is future time perspective and its relationship to desired educational outcomes. This article discusses and critiques five reviews of current research on future time perspective. Key questions addressed are when do individuals begin to articulate a future, how far into the future does this…
Descriptors: Time Perspective, Futures (of Society), Educational Psychology, Outcomes of Education
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Dowson, Martin; McInerney, Dennis M. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2001
Identifies and describes the psychological parameters of middle school students' social and work avoidance goals. Describes in detail the structure of students' work avoidance, social affiliation, social responsibility, and social concern goals. Results suggest that a range of social goal orientations are important and adaptive to students'…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Learning Motivation, Middle School Students, Middle Schools
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Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; Chui, Hong-Sheung; Lau, Ivy Cheuk-yin; McInerney, Dennis M.; Russell-Bowie, Deirdre – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2000
Examines the hierarchy of academic self-concept in four studies. Tests the hypotheses that strong hierarchical relations exist in the academic self-concept structure at a domain-specific level, and that a hierarchy exists in an educational setting with a strong focus on the curriculum. Results reveal support for the multidimensionality of academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Design, Educational Environment, Self Concept