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Academic Motivation and the Culture of School in Childhood and Adolescence

Cynthia Hudley and Adele E. Gottfried


Decades of research indicate the important connections among academic motivation and achievement, social relationships, and school culture. However, much of this research has been conducted in homogenous American schools serving middle class, average achieving, Anglo-student populations. This book argues that school culture is a reflection of the society in which the school is embedded and comprises various aspects, including individualism, competition, cultural stereotypes, and extrinsically guided values and rewards. Chapters address three specific conceptual questions: How do differences in ... More

Keywords: academic motivation, academic achievement, social relationships, school culture, individualism, competition, cultural stereotypes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195326819
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326819.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cynthia Hudley, editor
University of California, Santa Barbara

Adele E. Gottfried, editor
California State University, Northridge

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1 Introduction

Cynthia Hudley, and Adele Eskeles Gottfried

Part 1 Examining Motivation Over Time

2 Competence Motivation in Head Start

Heather L. Rouse, and John W. Fantuzzo

3 Low Academic Intrinsic Motivation as a Risk Factor for Adverse Educational Outcomes

Adele Eskeles Gottfried, Allen W. Gottfried, Phillip E. Morris, and Clayton R. Cook

Part 2 Students' Social Cognitions and Motivational Processes

4 Essential Solidarities for Understanding Latino Adolescents' Moral and Academic Engagement

Theresa A. Thorkildsen, Courtney J. Golant, and Elizabeth Cambray-Engstrom

8 Responding to Self-Threats

Collette P. Eccleston, and Brenda Major

9 Cultures in Contrast

Cynthia Hudley, and Annette M. Daoud

Part 3 Interventions to Enhance Academic Motivation

11 Peer-Assisted Learning

Marika Ginsburg-Block, Cynthia Rohrbeck, Nancy Lavigne, and John W. Fantuzzo

Part 4 Conclusions and Commentary

End Matter