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ERIC Number: EJ1064423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1381-2890
American High School Students from Different Ethnic Backgrounds: The Role of Parents and the Classroom in Achievement Motivation
Kim, Jung-In
Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, v18 n2 p411-430 Jun 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between ethnically diverse US high school students' (N = 331) perceptions of their parents' or classroom's motivating factors and their achievement motivation in their math class, connecting achievement goal orientation and self-determination theories. Two hypothesized path models were supported, in which the high school students' goal orientations were predicted by their perceptions of either parental or classroom variables. The students' academic self-regulated motivations mediated the relationships. An additional hypothesis was supported that students with different ethnic backgrounds (i.e., students of European, Asian, and Latino descent) differed in how their perceptions of their parents' motivating variables were related to their own achievement motivations, but not the relationships between students' self-regulated motivations and achievement goal orientations. Implications for achievement motivation of ethnically diverse high school students are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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