Cognitive-motivational influences on the task-related help-seeking behavior of black children.

@article{Gall1990CognitivemotivationalIO,
  title={Cognitive-motivational influences on the task-related help-seeking behavior of black children.},
  author={S Nelson-Le Gall and Edwin Jones},
  journal={Child development},
  year={1990},
  volume={61 2},
  pages={581-9}
}
The present study examined the relation between children's mastery motivation, self-assessment of performance, and task-related help-seeking behavior during task performance. Average-achieving black American children, varying in mastery motivation as measured by subscales of the Harter's Intrinsic-Extrinsic Orientation in the Classroom Scale, performed a multitrial verbal task and were given the opportunity to seek help on each trial after making a tentative response and assessing their… CONTINUE READING