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Title:The Role of Students' Goals and Perceptions of Instrumental Value in The Development of Achievement Motivation at Junior High School
Author(s):Hartman, Andrew John
Department / Program:Psychology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Psychology, Developmental
Abstract:The influence of task value, expectancies, self concept of ability, task difficulty, and anxiety on the development of achievement motivation in junior high school was studied. Measurement instruments for intrinsic, attainment, and instrumental value, developed for use in this study, are described. Achievement motivation was determined by teacher ratings of current motivation, self-reports of continuing motivation, school grades, and test scores. The results present a complex and detailed description of the dynamics leading to higher motivation and superior achievement. While high expectancies for success were expected to be an important variable, the value of the activity to an individual proved to be a significant predictor of motivation and achievement. For example, intrinsic value is the best predictor of continuing motivation. The analyses of sex differences in this study suggests there may be a changing situation with regards to a female student's values, expectancies, motivation, and achievements.
Issue Date:1987
Description:141 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1987.
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI8711806
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-17
Date Deposited:1987

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