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Project code: 6-06-263


MOTIVATION OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN IN RELATION TO ABILITIES AND SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT


Main researcher: »UDINA-OBRADOVI∆, MIRA (8486)



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Type of research: applied
Duration from: 01/11/91.

Papers on project (total): 3
Institution name: Filozofski fakultet - Pedagogijske znanosti, Zagreb (131)
Communication

Summary: A sample of 700 elemtary pupils in Zagreb was analyzed by the instruments measuring intrinsic motivational aspects. –The influence of motivational and cognitive factors on school grades and selfesteem was measured while controlling intelligence. The results show that extrinsic motivation is dominant. Especially important result of teh analysis is the conclusion that the most significant determinants of succcess in school are in the cognitive and not in teh motivational factors.

Keywords: intrinsic school motivation, educational underachievement, educational overachievement, analyticak cognitive deficit, motivational pattern, cognitive-motivational characteristics

Research goals: The main is to assess the dominant motivational mechanisms in our elementary schools; to test the relations between these motivational mechanisms and achievement criteria. The results will point to the most effective motivational-cognitive interventions suitable to the dominant motivational patteerns or cognitive deficits.

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