Fantasy as a Driving Force: Relations Between Fantasy and Motivation in Children

@article{Hoff2019FantasyAA,
  title={Fantasy as a Driving Force: Relations Between Fantasy and Motivation in Children},
  author={E. Hoff and Alexandra Ekman and Anna Kemdal Pho},
  journal={Imagination, Cognition and Personality},
  year={2019},
  volume={38},
  pages={250 - 267}
}
The relationship between children’s fantasy involvement and motivational style at school was investigated. Participants were 95 Swedish children in third to fifth grade (9–11 years). Fantasy involvement was measured with the Children’s Fantasy Inventory and motivation in the classroom was measured with the Goal Orientation Scales. Results revealed that being highly imaginative was related to higher mastery goal orientation. Among the two subscales with positive fantasy content, one—fanciful and… Expand
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