Master of Science (MS)
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between classroom motivation and academic achievement in first and third graders. The subjects included 122 first grade children and 129 third grade children from a mid-sized, southern city. The total sample was comprised of 251 children, 59% non-white and 57% female. The findings from the current study were consistent with the literature reviewed in that higher levels of mastery motivation and judgment motivation were found to be related to higher grades in third graders. It is important to note, however, that only higher levels of mastery motivation, not judgment motivation, were found to be related to higher grades in first graders.
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Broussard, Sheri Coates, "The relationship between classroom motivation and academic achievement in first and third graders" (2002). LSU Master's Theses. 1738.