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Kim, Yeo-eun; Yu, Shirley L.; Wolters, Christopher A.; Anderman, Eric M. – Educational Psychologist, 2023
As the pursuit of multiple goals is an inescapable reality in everyday life, students are consistently challenged to self-regulate toward achieving an array of academic goals as well as social and well-being goals. Nevertheless, prominent self-regulated learning models are limited in explaining and guiding how students can self-regulate in the…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Self Management, Learning Strategies, Academic Aspiration
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Anderman, Eric M. – Educational Psychologist, 2011
This is a critical time for the field of educational psychology. As the roles of colleges and schools of education are being examined, the specific relevance of our research also may be questioned. In this article, I argue that educational psychologists need to engage in specific types of outreach activities so that our research can truly impact…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Outreach Programs, Theory Practice Relationship, Performance Factors
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Anderman, Eric M. – Educational Psychologist, 2010
In this article, I examine developments in research on achievement motivation and comment on how those developments are reflected in Wittrock's generative model of learning. Specifically, I focus on the roles of prior knowledge, the generation of knowledge, and beliefs about ability. Examples from Wittrock's theory and from current motivational…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Student Motivation, Achievement Need, Educational Psychology
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Anderman, Eric M.; Anderman, Lynley H.; Yough, Michael S.; Gimbert, Belinda G. – Educational Psychologist, 2010
In this article, we examine the relations of value-added models of measuring academic achievement to student motivation. Using an achievement goal orientation theory perspective, we argue that value-added models, which focus on the progress of individual students over time, are more closely aligned with research on student motivation than are more…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Goal Orientation, Student Motivation, Data Analysis
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Murdock, Tamera B.; Anderman, Eric M. – Educational Psychologist, 2006
This article uses theoretical concepts from self-efficacy theory, goal theory, expectancy value, and intrinsic motivation theory as a way to organize the vast and largely atheoretical literature on academic cheating. Specifically, it draws on 3 particular questions that students encounter when deciding whether to cheat: (a) What is my purpose?,…
Descriptors: Cheating, Motivation, Self Efficacy, Attribution Theory