The Self-Worth Theory of Achievement Motivation: Findings and Implications

  title={The Self-Worth Theory of Achievement Motivation: Findings and Implications},
  author={Martin V. Covington},
  journal={The Elementary School Journal},
  pages={5 - 20}
  • M. Covington
  • Published 1984
  • Psychology
  • The Elementary School Journal
The Elementary School Journal Volume 85, Number 1 o 1984 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved. 0013-5984/85/850 1 -0001 $0 1.00 The purpose of this article is to describe the self-worth theory of achievement motivation, to summarize the research generated under this model, and to consider the implications of research for classroom teaching and learning. The self-worth theory assumes that a central part of all classroom achievement is the need for students to protect their sense of… Expand
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