A developmental examination of children's understanding of effort and ability in the physical and academic domains.

@article{Fry1997ADE,
  title={A developmental examination of children's understanding of effort and ability in the physical and academic domains.},
  author={Matthew D Fry and James L. Duda},
  journal={Research quarterly for exercise and sport},
  year={1997},
  volume={68 4},
  pages={331-44}
}
The purpose of this study was to test one aspect of the developmental component of Nicholls' theory of achievement motivation. Specifically, we examined and contrasted children's levels of understanding of effort and ability in the physical and academic domains. Students (N = 144; 8 boys and 8 girls for each age group from the ages of 5-13 years) participated in two sessions; in each they viewed two films and responded to questions posed in a subsequent structured interview. The films showed… CONTINUE READING