ERIC Number: EJ1235094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
The Association between Perception of Caring and Intrinsic Motivation: A Study of Urban Middle School Students
Reppy, Dorothy; Larwin, Karen H.
Journal of Education, v200 n1 p48-61 Jan 2020
Spanning the course of two decades, educational leaders have invested government finances into the social-emotional needs of adolescents. Government programs provide student questionnaires to survey the scholastic climate from students' perceptions. Previous research discusses the correlation between students' perception and their success in school due to fulfillment of their transescent needs. This research study ventured to distinguish a possible correlation between urban middle school students' perceptions of feeling "cared-for" and their intrinsic motivation. Results suggest that today's urban student benefits from feeling cared-for both personally and academically.
Descriptors: Caring, Urban Schools, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Moral Development, Social Development, Emotional Development, Positive Behavior Supports, Student Needs, Teacher Student Relationship, High Achievement, Low Income Students, Intelligence, Learning Motivation, Grades (Scholastic), Grade Point Average, Mathematics, Language Arts, Bullying, School Safety
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Academic Motivation Scale