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McInerney, Dennis M.; Dowson, Martin; Yeung, Alexander Seeshing – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2005
Elementary students (n = 277, in Grades 5-6) and high school students (n = 615, in Grades 7-12) responded to 26 items of McInerneys Facilitating Conditions Questionnaire (FCQ). Confirmatory factor analyses of the FCQ found seven distinct factors underlying these items. These were perceived value of schooling (Value), affect toward schooling…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Construct Validity, Motivation Techniques, Elementary School Students
McInerney, Dennis M., Ed.; Van Etten, Shawn, Ed. – 2003
This collection of papers describes exemplary programs in teacher education that attempt to address issues of diversity and the achievement gap between different groups of students. After "Introduction: Teacher Preparation for Diverse Settings," (Dennis M. McInerney and Shawn Van Etten), the 10 papers are: (1) "Can Teacher Education…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, American Indian Education, Computer Uses in Education
McInerney, Dennis M., Ed.; Van Etten, Shawn, Ed. – 2002
This collection presents current thinking and research on the sociocultural influences in student motivation. After an introduction, "Bridging the Sociocultural Divide: An Encouragement for Researchers To Consider a Wheel of Research Perspective" (Shawn Van Etten and Dennis M. McInerney), the 14 papers include: (1) "The Self in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, American Indians, Black Students
Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; McInerney, Dennis M. – 2000
Primary and high school students (277 in grades 5-6; 615 in grades 7-12) in the United States (47 percent boys) responded to 26 items of the Facilitating Conditions Questionnaire (FCQ). Results indicate 7 distinct FCQ factors: perceived value of schooling; affect toward schooling; peer positive academic climate (Peer Positive); encouragement from…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Motivation Techniques, Public Schools
McInerney, Dennis M., Ed.; Van Etten, Shawn, Ed. – 2001
This collection of papers explores sociocultural influences on motivation and learning across a broad range of settings and content areas. There are 16 papers in five sections. "Introduction" includes: (1) "Modern Education Needs Cross-Cultural Psychology" (Harry Triandis). Part 1, "The Motivation Context," includes:…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, American Indians, Child Rearing
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McInerney, Dennis M.; McInerney, Valentina – Clearing House, 1998
Finds the motivational profiles of five groups of students (three indigenous minority groups and two nonindigenous groups) rather than being significantly different, had much in common. Notes that important predictors of a range of school achievement criteria were goals relating to students' self-esteem at school, sense of purpose, striving for…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Indigenous Populations
Dowson, Martin; McInerney, Dennis M. – 1997
Students' goals (motives) for their schooling have been the focus of much recent research and have been shown to significantly influence important aspects of their cognitive engagement and academic achievement. This paper presents the results of a qualitative investigation into the nature and characteristics of students' social and academic goals,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Processes, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
McInerney, Valentina; McInerney, Dennis M.; Cincotta, Madeleine; Totaro, Paolo; Williams, Debra – 2001
This study compared Australian teachers' attitudes toward multicultural education in 2000 with their attitudes in 1979, focusing on: fostering community language maintenance, fostering cultural identity and prestige maintenance, and fostering the benefits of multiculturalism within the community. Participating schools included: those which had…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Student)
Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; McInerney, Dennis M.; Russel-Bowie, Deirdre – 1999
Australian university students attending a 3-year teacher education program (N=329) responded to self-concept items in four Creative Arts domains: music, visual art, dance, and drama. Their responses were then related to their attitudes toward teaching these subjects. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) showed that self-concept in each domain was…
Descriptors: Art Education, Creative Art, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries