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Social Motivation

Social Motivation
Understanding Children's School Adjustment

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Social and Emotional Development

Susan Harter, Jaana Juvonen, Janis B. Kupersmidt, Kathy S. Buchele, Mary Ellen Voeller, Constantine Sedikides, Cynthia A. Erdley, Martin E. Ford Dave H. Shunk and Barry J. Zimmerman, Carol S. Dweck, Sondra H. Birch, Gary W. Ladd, Kathryn R. Wentzel, Thomas J. Berndt, Keunho Keefe, Thomas A. Kindermann, Tanya L. McCollam, Ellsworth Gibson Jr, Shelley Hymel, Colin Comfort, Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, Patricia, Sondra Graham
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  • Date Published: September 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521564427

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  • This volume, featuring work by leading researchers in educational and developmental psychology, provides new perspectives on how and why children tend to thrive or fail at school. The individual chapters examine the unique roles of peers and teachers in communicating and reinforcing school-related attitudes, expectations, and definitions of self. The relation of children's school adjustment to school motivation, interpersonal functioning, and social skillfulness are also explored. The developmental and social perspectives on motivation and achievement presented in this text provide fresh insights into the complex processes that contribute to success in school. This is important reading for educators and psychologists who work with children.

    • Brings together developmental psychologists and educators, addressing gap in motivational research
    • In line with current focus on context (in this case, social context)
    • Motivational approaches to school adjustment
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "What makes this volume outstanding is the research that connects social perspectives with the complex motivational processes contributing to school success or failure." E. Pearson, Choice

    "...this volume should serve as a solid empirical foundation on which to begin such an important endeavor." Kenneth W. Merrell, Contemporary Psychology

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521564427
    • length: 394 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus. 13 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    Part I. Social Motivation: Perceptions on Self:
    2. Teacher and classmate influences on scholastic motivation self-esteem and level of voice in adolescents Susan Harter
    3. Self-presentation tactics promoting teacher and peer approval: the function of excuses and other clever explanations Jaana Juvonen
    4. Social self-discrepancy: a theory relating peer relationship problems and school maladjustment Janis B. Kupersmidt, Kathy S. Buchele, Mary Ellen Voeller and Constantine Sedikides
    5. Motivational approaches to aggression within the context of peer relationships Cynthia A. Erdley
    6. Motivational opportunities and obstacles associated with social responsibility and caring behavior in school context Martin E. Ford
    7. Modeling and self-efficacy influences on children's development of self-regulation Dave H. Shunk and Barry J. Zimmerman
    8. Commentary: goals and social-cognitive processes Carol S. Dweck
    Part II. Social Motivation: Perspectives on Relationships:
    9. Interpersonal relationships in the school environment and children's early school adjustment: the role of teachers and peers Sondra H. Birch and Gary W. Ladd
    10. Social goals and social relationships as motivators of school adjustment Kathryn R. Wentzel
    11. Friends' influence on school adjustment: a motivational analysis Thomas J. Berndt and Keunho Keefe
    12. Peer networks and students' classroom engagement during childhood and adolescence Thomas A. Kindermann, Tanya L. McCollam and Ellsworth Gibson Jr.
    13. Academic failure and school dropout: the influence of peers Shelley Hymel, Colin Comfort, Kimberly Schonert-Reichl and Patricia McDougall
    14. Commentary: what's 'emotional' about social motivation? Sondra Graham.

  • Editors

    Jaana Juvonen, University of California, Los Angeles

    Kathryn R. Wentzel, University of Maryland, College Park

    Foreword

    Bernard Weiner

    Contributors

    Susan Harter, Jaana Juvonen, Janis B. Kupersmidt, Kathy S. Buchele, Mary Ellen Voeller, Constantine Sedikides, Cynthia A. Erdley, Martin E. Ford Dave H. Shunk and Barry J. Zimmerman, Carol S. Dweck, Sondra H. Birch, Gary W. Ladd, Kathryn R. Wentzel, Thomas J. Berndt, Keunho Keefe, Thomas A. Kindermann, Tanya L. McCollam, Ellsworth Gibson Jr, Shelley Hymel, Colin Comfort, Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, Patricia, Sondra Graham

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