A compilation of theory and research on children's motivation at school. It covers major theoretical perspectives in the field as well as their application to instruction, learning, and social adjustment at school.
"The Handbook on Motivation at School" provides the first comprehensive and integrated compilation of theory and research on children's motivation at school. It covers the major theoretical perspectives in the field as well as their application to instruction, learning and social adjustment at school. In addition to reviewing the extant literature on motivation, it also provides an overview of new directions and issues for the field.
1. Introduction Section 1: Theories 2. An Attributional Approach to Motivation in School 3. Self-efficacy theory 4. Expectancy -- Value theory 5. Achievement Goal Theory: The Past, Present, and Future 6. Goal-Directed Behavior In The Classroom 7. Self-Theories and Motivation: Students' Beliefs About Intelligence 8. Self-Worth Theory: Retrospection And Prospects 9. Promoting Self-Determined School Engagement: Motivation, Learning, and Well-Being 10. Situational and Individual Interest 11. Engagement and Disaffection as Organizational Constructs in the Dynamics of Motivational Development 12. Motives to Self-Regulate Learning: A Social Cognitive Account 13. Commentatary: Building on a Strong Foundation: Five Pathways to the Next Level of Motivational Theorizing Section 2: Contextual and Social Influences on Motivation 14. Parenting and Children's Motivation at School 15. Students' Relationships with Teachers as Motivational Contexts 16. Peers and Motivation 17. Teacher Expectations and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies 18. School as a Context of Student Motivation and Achievement 19. Gender and Motivation 20. Achievement Motivation in Racial and Ethnic Context 21. Commentary: The Role of Environment in Contextual and Social Influences on Motivation: Generalities, Specificities, and Causality Section 3: Teaching, Learning, and Motivation 22. Beliefs About Learning In Academic Domains 23. Reading Motivation 24. Understanding Motivation in Mathematics: What is Happening in Classrooms? 25. Motivation and Achievement in Physical Education 26. Emotions at School 27. Motivation and Learning Disabilities: Past, Present and Future 28. Teachers' Self-Efficacy Beliefs 29. Commentary: What Can We Learn from A Synthesis of Research on Teaching, Learning, and Motivation?