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Profiles of ability, effort, and difficulty: Relationships with worldviews, motivation and adjustment

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Adopting a person-centered approach, we profiled 5th and 6th grade children's (152 boys and 161 girls) school-related beliefs about perceived task difficulty and agency beliefs in ability and effort. Five clusters were compared across key learning-related dimensions encompassing underlying worldviews (means-ends beliefs, normative difficulty, nature of ability), motivation (intrinsic, identified, introjected, and extrinsic), and adjustment (achievement and well-being): Agentic (high ability, ...

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Journal:
LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION
Volume:
17
Issue:
6
Pages:
739-754
Publication date:
2007-12-05
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ISSN:
0959-4752
URN:
uuid:04b34ea3-b988-48c1-891d-54f600169110
Source identifiers:
132055
Local pid:
pubs:132055

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