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Gilmore, Linda; Boulton-Lewis, Gillian – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2009
Attributions of laziness, reflected in teacher comments such as "Just try harder and you will shine", may mask specific cognitive, learning, attentional or emotional problems that could explain low motivation in some children. This paper reports findings from an investigation of 20 children, aged 7 to 10 years, who were regarded as lazy…
Descriptors: Investigations, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Questionnaires, Student Motivation