Origins of Children ' s Helpless and Mastery Achievement Patterns in the Family

@inproceedings{Hokoda2004OriginsOC,
  title={Origins of Children ' s Helpless and Mastery Achievement Patterns in the Family},
  author={Audrey Hokoda and Frank D. Fincham},
  year={2004}
}
An exploratory study examined the origins of children's motivational patterns in the family by observing 3rd-grade children (10 helpless and 11 mastery-oriented) and their mothers performing a series of solvable and insolvable problem-solving tasks. Mothers of mastery children appeared to show sensitivity and responsiveness to their children's ability perceptions and requests for help. They also appeared to support mastery behaviors in their children by increasing task-focused teaching… CONTINUE READING

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