MOTIVATION OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN IN RELATION TO ABILITIES AND SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT
: »UDINA-OBRADOVI∆, MIRA (8486) Assistants
Type of research: applied Duration from: 01/11/91. Papers on project (total): 3
Institution name: Filozofski fakultet - Pedagogijske znanosti, Zagreb (131)
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.
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. Other information about the project.