Culture and achievement motivation.

@article{Maehr1974CultureAA,
  title={Culture and achievement motivation.},
  author={Martin L. Maehr},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={1974},
  volume={29 12},
  pages={
          887-96
        }
}
  • M. Maehr
  • Published 1 December 1974
  • Education
  • The American psychologist
This symposium and the papers that compose it reflect the fact that the study of culture and achievement motivation has truly ‘‘come of age.’’ Gone are the days when a few hearty souls from Europe, Great Britain, the United States, and Australia, as well as a few others imbedded in the research traditions largely associated with ‘‘Western oriented centres of knowledge’’ stood as the primary source for prompting and guiding research on the nature and nurture of motivation. Equally, if not more… 
Culture and achievement motivation.
  • M. Maehr
  • Education
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This symposium and the papers that compose it reflect the fact that the study of culture and achievement motivation has truly ‘‘come of age’’ and holds out the promise that the Study of Culture and motivation is neither dormant nor outmoded.
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