The Effects of Person Versus Performance Praise on Children’s Motivation: Gender and age as moderating factors

  title={The Effects of Person Versus Performance Praise on Children’s Motivation: Gender and age as moderating factors},
  author={Jennifer Henderlong Corpus and Mark R. Lepper},
  journal={Educational Psychology},
  pages={487 - 508}
Two studies were conducted to determine how gender and age moderate the long‐term and post‐failure motivational consequences of person versus performance praise. In Study 1, fourth‐ and fifth‐grade students (n = 93) engaged in a puzzle task while receiving either no praise, person praise, product praise, or process praise. Following a subsequent failure experience, behavioural measures indicated that product and process praise enhanced motivation and person praise dampened motivation for girls… Expand
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