Achievement Motivation

Achievement motivation is the desire to succeed in the academic setting.  Many programs seek to influence young people's motivation, engagement, and approaches to learning.  Programs may measure approaches to learning through educational expectations, academic self-concept (perceived level of ability), curiosity, school engagement, and level of connectedness to one's school (Hair et al., 2001).

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Sources Cited

Hair, E.C., Moore, K.A., Hunter, D. and Kaye, J.W. (2001). Youth Outcomes Compendium. Washington, DC: Child Trends and the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.