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Guay, Frederic; Chanal, Julien; Ratelle, Catherine F.; Marsh, Herbert W.; Larose, Simon; Boivin, Michel – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
Background: There are two approaches to the differential examination of school motivation. The first is to examine motivation towards specific school subjects (between school subject differentiation). The second is to examine school motivation as a multidimensional concept that varies in terms of not only intensity but also quality (within school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Learning Motivation
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Nash, Chris – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1984
Over 1000 out of 4000 preschoolers observed conserved identity of matter over time and roughly two-thirds of the 1000 also conserved equivalence. Follow-up showed no correlation between kindergarten conservation abilities and grade one math performance but significant correlations between equivalence conservation by end of kindergarten and grade…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Conservation (Concept), Developmental Stages, Elementary Education